Book Reviews: 04/21/2010 Bucyrus Drills By David M. Lang 128 pages; $34.95 (Iconografix) Whether digging holes for water, oil or rock blasting, the humble drill rig has greatly sped the pace of modern development. For more than 75 years, the Bucyrus brand name has remained a leader in drilling technology. Bucyrus started building drill rigs in 1933 after buying the manufacturing rights to the Armstrong drill brand. For 10 years, Bucyrus sold these Bucyrus-Armstrong rigs, paying a 5% royalty to Armstrong for each unit. The deal turned out to be a bad one, at least for Bucyrus: It eventually shelled out
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