“This is not a 5-minute tour, believe me. There’s a lot to see here (at the Darlington Museum Complex, which includes the Beaver County Industrial Museum, the Little Beaver Historical Society and the McCarl Industrial and Agricultural Museum of Beaver County.)
This skimmer shovel was used by Keystone Drilling, which had a huge plant in Beaver Falls, where the high school is now. They made all sorts of different dirt digging machines and drills for oils and water.
The beam came down and skimmed the road to level it — this was built in 1915. It ran on steam, and it could operate right now. Keystone was very big before the second World War… phased out after that, but I think a lot of people in the county would remember them.”
(Steve Frost of Ellwood City gives tours in the McCarl Industrial and Agricultural Museum of Beaver County in Darlington during History Weekend. Learn more about the Darlington Museum complex through the Little Beaver Historical Society.)