15 thoughts on “Street Resurfacing Equipment, 1950

  1. Why are these now ancient images becoming more and more simply missed memories for some of us. This monstrosity would have been both scary and fun when I was there as a child. Oh well. Nice image regardless.

  2. That roller-compactor paver-screed is a beastly piece of equipment.
    The manufacturer’s name is Buffalo Springfield which was also the name of a Canadian-American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, by Canadian musicians Neil Young, Bruce Palmer, and Dewey Martin and American musicians Stephen Stills and Richie Furay. The group, widely known for the song “For What It’s Worth”,[1] released three albums and several singles from 1966 to 1968. Their music combined elements of folk music and country music with British Invasion and psychedelic rock influences. Like the contemporary band the Byrds, they were key to the early development of folk rock. The band took their name from a steamroller parked outside their house.

  3. Reminds me of one vignette of an old bicycle safety film that traumatized me as a kid. It was called “One Got Fat,” and I don’t know if the monkey masks or the steamroller clip was more creepy.

  4. All of the other pictures of this style of Buffalo Springfield pavement roller that I’m seeing online don’t have an enclosed cab like this one. Maybe a special PNW edition? 🙂

  5. Springfield, Ohio, home of the Buffalo-Springfield Roller Company and name origin for the band, was also home to the legendary Tecumseh and Shawnee Nation. It was named for Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Springfield, Massachusetts, famed for Shay’s Rebellion, the Underground Railroad, Raid on Harper’s Ferry, and its well-known rifles, was named for Springfield, Essex, England.

    Springfield, Essex, England, includes archeology from the Neolithic Period, Bronze Age, Roman roads and a fort built under Nero’s rule.

    Springfield, Oregon, land of the Kalapuya people for millennia, was founded by some of the earliest “Southern Route” Oregon Trail travelers, who named it for a nice fresh spring in a fenced off field. It has nothing to do with the other Springfields, yet this town is more famous than them all as the home of The Simpsons, longest running primetime scripted television show in history, approaching season 35 and seen in over 200 countries.

  6. Much better story than the one I read in the 60’s, suggesting that the band Santana was named by the Santa Anna winds in Southern California…

  7. Perhaps someone could find that thing in an old warehouse–dust it off off and use it on SE Foster–W Burnside–SE 28th– SE 92nd –SE 52nd etc. etc.

  8. Springfield, Ohio, home of the Buffalo-Springfield Roller Company and name origin for the band, was also home to the legendary Tecumseh and Shawnee Nation. It was named for Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Springfield, Massachusetts, famed for Shay’s Rebellion, the Underground Railroad, Raid on Harper’s Ferry, and its well-known rifles, was named for Springfield, Essex, England.

    Springfield, Essex, England, includes archeology from the Neolithic Period, Bronze Age, Roman roads and a fort built under Nero’s rule.

    Springfield, Oregon, land of the Kalapuya people for millennia, was founded by some of the earliest “Southern Route” Oregon Trail travelers, who named it for a nice fresh spring in a fenced off field. It has nothing to do with the other Springfields, yet this town is more famous than them all as the home of The Simpsons, longest running primetime scripted television show in history, approaching season 35 and seen in over 200 countries.

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