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"The Economical Dewey"
Brick & Clay Record - May 16, 1916

 

The Driving Mechanism of the Dewey Locomotive
 

Hauling clay from the pit to the machine room must be accomplished at the very minimum of expense because no matter how it is done the clay itself is no better at the machine than in the pit.  The only consideration is to keep the haulage cost down, and that's just what the Dewey Locomotive does.

The Dewey 5-ton Industrial Locomotive is so light in weight that it is, in many plants, run on the lightest rail made -- and in some cases, on wooden rail.  Track and track foundations are matters of very light expense, because any track that will carry a two-cubic-yard clay car is substantial enough for this locomotive.

The Dewey is chain driven (see illustration) and it develops full tractive power under any condition and takes with ease grades that would stop a direct-connected type of locomotive.  The cylinders are high above the rail and away from dust and mud -- they are in plain view and easily accessible.

The Dewey is also slow speed and cannot be run at excessive or dangerous speed by a reckless or incompetent operator

A glance at the illustration showing the driving mechanism will convince you that the Dewey is easy to operate and easy to keep in good condition. Any man on the plant can operate the Dewey -- it doesn't require a licensed engineer.

The Dewey is truly a clay plant locomotive.  Write to Dewey Bros., Goldsboro, N. C., and let them tell you about it.

 

This information was transcribed from an article entitled  "The Economical Dewey" that appeared on pages 971 & 972 of the May 16, 1916 issue of Brick & Clay Record.

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