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Crushed cars

A car crusher is an industrial device used to reduce the dimensions of derelict (depreciated) cars prior to transport for recycling.

Car crushers are compactors and can be of two types: "pancake", where a scrap automobile is flattened by a huge descending hydraulically-powered plate, or the baling press type, with which the automobile is compressed from several directions until it resembles a large cube.

Car crushers can be stationary or mobile.

Car crushers in popular culture

Car crushers have been popular in films as devices of murder or humour. They have appeared in such well known films as Goldfinger, National Lampoon's Vacation, I'll Never Forget What's'isname, Superman III and Gone in 60 Seconds.

They have also appeared in several television shows including Mathnet's The Case of the Great Car Robbery. Joe Howard's character, George Frankly hid in a to be stolen car and the other characters thought he was still in the car after it was flattened by the crusher.

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