12 thoughts on “The Mixer Mobile, 1952

  1. nope, that one’s a scoopmobile, too (superscooper, to be exact). hard to find a picture of the actual concrete mixer with tower, save for a few images in a catalog that may be it.

  2. I’ve scanned the crowd carefully, but don’t see me or anyone I know, although I was surely there somewhere in 1952. All the women in coats, although sun was shining, it must have been a cool spring day for the parade.

  3. THIS IS A COOL FLOAT THE ROSE FESTIVAL STARTED IN 1905 I THINK BRING BACK THE MIXERMOBILE !!

  4. @rod taylor. Good find. Still amazing no one can find a better photo of one of these things.

  5. I could not find a photo of a original Mixermobile, but here a description from Iron Works Tom Berry “It was a completely self contained concrete mixing and placing system mounted on a truck chassis, consisting of a skip (container) in front for receiving dry material, a mixing drum midframe , and a tower on the back with a skip (container) for delivering the concrete to a chute or buggy at a higher level” This sounds like today’s mobile mix concrete trucks,

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