By Debbie Behne
A wooden toy made in Russia.
A Nordest Mobilgrue.
A framed picture showing the Big Muskie at work.
Dave has one of only three of these pieces, which he purchased on eBay (after 10 years of watching for such an item to come for sale). It’s a model of the Hoover Dam.
This piece sits in Dave’s office.
The full-size piece of Bantam equipment that featured a box, put there to hide a dent. When SpecCast used this full size piece, owned by Dave, to build a model, the box was included (even though it was not original to the piece of equipment).
Display case in Dave’s office of Geis Steel Tech Inc.
Another example of a miniature steam shovel in action
You might say everything in Dave’s museum is construction related.
Some of the art, literature and photos on the walls.
Dave has an extensive collection of literature, which comes in handy when he’s restoring a full-size piece of construction equipment.
This is a salesman’s sample for Panama Reversible Dipper Teeth that demonstrated the teeth one could purchase for a shovel—different teeth for hard rock or clay, for example.
Another shot from the building that holds his full-size equipment.
When Dave restores a piece, he sometimes uses this logo that he designed.
Some items are virtually new-in-the-box.
Dave with a Euclid scraper toy by Auburn he owns; he first played with such a piece owned by an aunt. He also has the full-size version.
These are now scenes from the building that houses Dave’s restored full-size pieces of construction equipment.