Schield Bantam sign SOLD AP569

Vintage metal sign, Schield Bantam, painted orange with a great patina. 26.5 x 7hi.

In construction, a Bantam is a truck-mounted shovel-crane built by the Schield Bantam Company in Waverly Iowa between 1942 and 1964. Vern Schield designed and built the original. Vern and his brother Wilbur built the first 9 Bantams in a barn at Vern’s quarry. Together, in less than 15 years, they built the Schield Bantam Company to be the world’s largest manufacturer of truck-mounted cranes.

Price on request.