Date of Award

Spring 5-5-1954

Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering


Mining Engineering

First Advisor

Professor Koehler S. Stout


Since the beginning of man's utilization of rocks and minerals, he has felt a need for an efficient mover of these materials. Thus, he turned from the sole use of his hands to the development of the shovel, and through the other hand tools-- the hoes, and the fork, and the rake-- he finally came to the manufacture of the heavy, more efficient, large-scale rock movers-- the muckers, and the scrapers, and duckbill loaders.