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#6346519 - 06/24/16 04:27 PM Anybody know what this is? (Pasture find)
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Found this in a pasture, can anyone identify what it is/what it came off of?



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#6346530 - 06/24/16 04:32 PM Re: Anybody know what this is? (Pasture find) [Re: rexmitchell]
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No confused2 but it will be interesting to find out.
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#6346531 - 06/24/16 04:33 PM Re: Anybody know what this is? (Pasture find) [Re: rexmitchell]
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Airplane propeller with the wooden propeller rotted?
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#6346537 - 06/24/16 04:44 PM Re: Anybody know what this is? (Pasture find) [Re: rexmitchell]
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Part of a windmill.
windmills can use wooden sucker rods and that is the metal connection for joining another link.

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#6346549 - 06/24/16 04:52 PM Re: Anybody know what this is? (Pasture find) [Re: rexmitchell]
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I think it is part of a water well windmill pump. Instead of a metal sucker rod it used a wooden one on top above ground. A metal sucker rod screwed on to the threads that went inside of the pipe. My guess it is homemade by a blacksmith.
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#6346572 - 06/24/16 05:14 PM Re: Anybody know what this is? (Pasture find) [Re: rexmitchell]
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Neat find!
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#6346606 - 06/24/16 05:44 PM Re: Anybody know what this is? (Pasture find) [Re: dogcatcher]
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Originally Posted By: red bluff
Part of a windmill.
windmills can use wooden sucker rods and that is the metal connection for joining another link.


That kinda makes sense. I forgot to mention that was rotted out wood inside it.

Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
I think it is part of a water well windmill pump. Instead of a metal sucker rod it used a wooden one on top above ground. A metal sucker rod screwed on to the threads that went inside of the pipe. My guess it is homemade by a blacksmith.


That is pretty cool. Found it on top of a hill next to the pens for running cows so that would also make sense as to where the location of it was. Windmill is long gone but interesting none the less.
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#6346632 - 06/24/16 06:01 PM Re: Anybody know what this is? (Pasture find) [Re: rexmitchell]
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Top or bottom of a sucker rod from an old well. The center part was wood.
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#6346635 - 06/24/16 06:04 PM Re: Anybody know what this is? (Pasture find) [Re: don k]
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Top or bottom of a sucker rod from an old well. The center part was wood.


Yep, found a couple pics on google that look identical when searching.
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#6346662 - 06/24/16 06:33 PM Re: Anybody know what this is? (Pasture find) [Re: red bluff]
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Originally Posted By: red bluff
Part of a windmill.
windmills can use wooden sucker rods and that is the metal connection for joining another link.
and we have a winner
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#6346717 - 06/24/16 07:41 PM Re: Anybody know what this is? (Pasture find) [Re: rexmitchell]
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I have one someplace and it was found at an old windmill with a wooden rod in it.
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#6346745 - 06/24/16 07:57 PM Re: Anybody know what this is? (Pasture find) [Re: red bluff]
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Originally Posted By: red bluff
Part of a windmill.
windmills can use wooden sucker rods and that is the metal connection for joining another link.


Winner.
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#6346858 - 06/24/16 09:19 PM Re: Anybody know what this is? (Pasture find) [Re: rexmitchell]
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Certainly a Snipe call.
Difficult skill to master.


Edited by Tux Man (06/24/16 09:19 PM)

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#6346860 - 06/24/16 09:21 PM Re: Anybody know what this is? (Pasture find) [Re: Tux Man]
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Certainly a Snipe call.
Difficult skill to master.
rofl
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#6346966 - 06/24/16 10:48 PM Re: Anybody know what this is? (Pasture find) [Re: rexmitchell]
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Sucker rod from a wondmill

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