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Hi everyone. I was out today with a friend and we came across this piece of home made equipment. It was near an old well and also close to a small and narrow wash. There are also some old minor digs near buy with a lot of old small food cans and tobacoo containers plus assorted trash. Any ideas??

Thanks Phil

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It looks like water wheel...but those are big buckets and not very many....maybe a way to load ore in a wagon or shute???? pure spectulation on my part

Fred

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Hi everyone. I was out today with a friend and we came across this piece of home made equipment. It was near an old well and also close to a small and narrow wash. There are also some old minor digs near buy with a lot of old small food cans and tobacoo containers plus assorted trash. Any ideas??

Thanks Phil

THERE ARE SEVERAL OF THESE THINGS NEAR WHERE I LIVE. AND SOME ARE STILL IN USE. BELIEVE IT OR NOT ........ THAT IS A WIND MILL. AND A VERY POWERFUL WIND MILL AT THAT.

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My guess would be a home made wind mill.

A couple old fellows had one set up on a claim up here.

They stood a truck rear axle on end,attached the barrel rotors,

to the hub.

and ran a drive line from the differential to power their ball mill.

They used it to power lots of stuff including a 12 volt generator

to keep their batteries charged.

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I would have never guessed a wind mill. I did think about a water will but that would have taken a great amount of fast water.

Thanks for the quick replys.

Funny what can be found in the desert.

Phil

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