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Sandbox steam shovel. By operating two levers, a child can scoop and dump loads of sand. The shovel rotates in a complete circle. Est. cost: $50.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #309 Jun 1990 (v.40#6) pg. 60

Two playground toys. (1) Bantam backhoe. Levers and rods let a child actually dig into soft earth or sand. (2) Three-way toy is a slide, tunnel or rocking chair.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #72 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 118

Toy shovel operates realistically by hand.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1963 (v.119#2) pg. 145

Boy-powered digger (steamshovel) is manipulated with levers to dig sand and dump it into a toy dump truck. The child sits on top of the digger. Built mostly of wood.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1981 (v.155#5) pg. 118
Added Info POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1984 (v.161#6) pg. 8

Mighty mite excavator. Toy steamshovel is operated with three levers. Features 360-degree swivel capability. The galvanized sheet metal bucket is spring-loaded to retain its contents until a lever is released.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #75 Nov 1993 (v.13#3) pg. 28, Insert
Added Info POPULAR WOODWORKING #76 Jan 1994 (v.13#4) pg. 7, 43 (Insert)

Mighty Mite excavator. A sandbox steamshovel is built from wood and ordinary hardware. A child sits on the cab and operates the shovel with two levers.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #100 Jan 1998 (v.17#6) pg. 62, 49

Sandbox excavator. Wooden truck-mounted "steam shovel" is an addition to the "Fat Cat" fleet.
WOOD MAGAZINE #36 Aug 1990 (v.7#4) pg. 52