William Dana Ewart

William Dana Ewart invented the linked belt in 1874, a square detachable link for chain belts that became the standard for modern mechanical power transmission still in use today.

In 1880 he founded the Link-Belt Machinery and Link-Belt Engineering Companies.

Ten years later, his companies developed the first wide-gauge, steam-powered, coal-handling clamshell crane, the ancestor of today's Link-Belt construction equipment.

~ ConstructMyFuture.com

Along with five others he was inducted into the Construction Equipment Industry Hall of Fame at a ceremony conducted in Las Vegas at the opening of CONEXPO-CONAGG '96.

~ AEDnet.org

See the Link-Belt Website for more details.

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