This website is about a very old cement mixer restored in the summer of 2016.  It is perhaps the oldest of this type to yet exist in the United States.  Much is known about the history of this machine and a careful record was kept of its rescue and restoration.  Enjoy the video of its debut at the Cedar Valley Engine Club, September 3-5, 2016.  Contact us if you would like to help in the remaining task of restoring the original engine.

 

 

The history of this machine:

Go to Contents Page (or) go to Part 1: What we know about this mixer, Part 2: The restoration process, Part 3: A history of this mixer in Floyd County, Part 4: Cement mixers [and how this one revolutionized the industry], Part 5: Cement Tile and Machinery Company [and Waterloo Cement Machinery Company (CMC)], Part 6: The Gade Bros. Engine, Part 7: Afterword, Part 8: Bibliography and sources

Or click on any of the following links to other sections of this site:     Wonder Mixers (publication)     Gade Catalog #10 (publication)    Video of the Helper   Gallery (restoration photos)    Helping (continuing restoration)     Donors and supporters     Half-Scale Model     Exchanging links     Cedar Valley Engine Club (website)    Tyden Farm No. 6  (website)     Other links and sites