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Chicago has been known as many things over the yearsâ€”â€śHog Butcher to the World,â€ť â€śThe City That Works,â€ť â€śThe Windy Cityâ€ť and â€śThe City of Big Shouldersâ€ť among them. Although perhaps lesser known, add â€śCity of Bridgesâ€ť to the list.
In spite of being the "Second City," Chicago has always cultivated a reputation for bigness. We're known for big talk, big shoulders, big basketball players - and big gears. While not necessarily the biggest in the world (more about that late), some Chicago gears are among the hardest working.
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Big gears, They drive the machinery that rolls steel, grinds limestone, pulverizes coal, pumps mud, mixes rubber, raises bridges and does many other heavy-duty industrial jobs. For 117 years, big gears have also driven the business of Horsburgh & Scott of Cleveland, OH.