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Dayton Whirley Company | Historical Construction Equipment Association

Name: Dayton Whirley Company

Historical Note: Glen M. Wiley, a contractor, built the first Wiley Whirley crane in Dayton, Ohio, in 1919. The intent of the machine was to combine the advantages of a stiffleg derrick with those of a locomotive crane. Subsequently, The Dayton Whirley Company was founded to produce the crane. Nothing else is known of this history. According to an article in the Thomas Berry Collection (Collection 9, Group 8, Series 1, Folder 8), whirley cranes branded as Clyde-Wiley (Clyde Iron Works and Wiley?) were used in building the second stage of Grand Coulee Dam.
Sources: Sales literature.

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