Scale model of United Engineering & Foundry Company gargantuan 42 inch hydraulic shear.
United Engineering & Foundry Company was a steel producer and machine manufacturer formed from the consolidation of several steel manufacturing firms, based out of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA. Note in the old days Pittsburgh was often spelled without the final "h."
"This type of shear is well adapted for use in cases where it is necessary to economize in space, or where it is not convenient to use any other kind of power.
We build these shears in all sizes from small tin bar shears up to the heaviest bloom and slab shears, to be operated with hydraulic pressure from 250 to 5,000 pounds per square inch. These shears are designed throughout to give the greatest possible strength and rigidity, and are easily controlled by the operator.
They are especially desirable shears for use in connection with universal, slabbing or blooming mills, as they will stand rough usage with the minimum amount of care, being simple in design and having no complicated parts which are liable to break." -United Engineering & Foundry Company, Rolling Mill Machinery, 1904.
The 42 inch hydraulic shear has the capacity to cut 12 x 12 inch hot blooms.
Other items in photos shown for size comparison - NOT included.
Scale model is for display and operating model railroad load / modelling and is not a child's toy.
For use by railroad modelers age 14 years minimum.