Finding The Marion Model 21
On the way home from the Annual Rumely Products Collector's Expo at Georgetown Ohio in 1996, my dad and I stopped and looked at this steam shovel a man had for a yard ornament in Calhoun Georgia. The old machine was ninety nine percent complete and had very little wear.
The man who owned the machine wasn't interested in selling the yard ornament (he planned someday to reattach the shovel front). After heart trouble though, he decided the project may never be completed so he decided to sell the machine.
This is the boom and dipper for the machine. It cannot be seen from this side but there is a two cylinder engine mounted to the boom which provides power to crowd and retract the bucket.