In the Catalogue: Vulcan Leaders, Rigs and Accessories, 1906-1931

Although Vulcan became a "one-product" company with the success of the Warrington-Vulcan hammers, it furnished a wide variety of accessories and other products to go with its successful pile hammers. From the turn of the century until the Great Depression, Vulcan issued one catalogue to cover the entire line of steam hammers, drop hammers, accessories … Continue reading In the Catalogue: Vulcan Leaders, Rigs and Accessories, 1906-1931

Vulcan #5: The First Closed Hammer

Vulcan is best known for its "open type" Naysmith-ancestry hammers. Most of Vulcan's competitors (MKT, Union/Arnott, etc.) produced "closed type" hammers, where the ram was invisible to the users. But Vulcan ventured into the closed hammer type as well. The first of this type Vulcan produced was the #5, shown at right. First produced in … Continue reading Vulcan #5: The First Closed Hammer

Vulcan Onshore Tip #51: Sheet Pile Designations

To simplify Sheet Pile Designations for domestic manufacturers, there has been formulated a "New Standard, Designation" system. Given in the table below are the new and old designations for reference purposes. NEW STANDARD DESIGNATION U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGR. DESIGNATION U.S. STEEL BETHLEHEM WEIRTON STEEL (DlV. OF NAT'L.) AREA SQUARE INCHES LB. PER LINEAR FT. … Continue reading Vulcan Onshore Tip #51: Sheet Pile Designations