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Early Crane Evolution
Over 4000 years ago, early Egyptians created the first recorded type of a crane. The original apparatus was known as a shaduf and was initially utilized to transport water. The crane was made out of a pivoting long beam that balanced on a vertical support. On one end a bucket was connected and on the other end of the beam, a heavy weight was connected.

Cranes that were built in the first century were powered by humans or by animals that were moving on a wheel or a treadmill. The crane consisted of a long wooden beam that was called a boom. The boom was connected to a base which rotates. The treadmill or the wheel was a power-driven operation which had a drum with a rope which wrapped around it. This rope additionally had a hook that was attached to a pulley at the top of the boom and carried the weight.

In Europe, the huge cathedrals established during the Middle Ages were made utilizing cranes. Cranes were also designed to unload and load ships within major ports. Eventually, major crane design developments evolved. For instance, a horizontal boom was added to and became known as the jib. This boom addition allowed cranes to have the ability to pivot, hence really increasing the machine's range of motion. After the 16th century, each side of a rotating housing which held the boom incorporated two treadmills.

Cranes used animals and humans for power until the mid-19th century. This all changes rapidly when steam engines were developed. At the turn of the century, IC or internal combustion engines and electric motors emerged. In addition, cranes became designed out of steel and cast iron rather than wood. The new designs proved longer lasting and more efficient. They could obviously run longer as well with their new power sources and hence carry out bigger jobs in less time.

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