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Old 06-20-2018, 07:50:12 AM
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Paul. Did some research on your wheel today. I believe it is from a Bruce & McClure "Bobs" windmill. Alston did use an almost identical wheel as an option to a conventional wheel on their planetary geared mill that was introduced in 1932. However your wheel ticks all the boxes for a Bobs. The Bobs had the flat strap between sails as opposed to the rods used by Alston. Other small differences are a wider outer bracket on the spokes of the Bobs, the inner bracket close to inner end of the sale and the connecting straps of the Bobs going from the back of one sail to the front of the next. Bruce & McClure advertised the Bobs mill along with their larger Hercules model from around 1906. Alston must have copied the design to produce a small low cost mill. The mill photographed behind the trees is an Alston which was near Daylesford and has since disappeared.
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Old 06-20-2018, 11:45:19 PM
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Thanks Hugh,i did actually hold a sneaking suspicion for that possibility,but previously had the idea that the Bob's pattern windmill had wire or rod sail stays like the Alston?The photo's you have provided make it fairly conclusive.I didn't previously know that the Bob's mill was as large as 8' either.I have a little pile of 'Bob's' parts that might make a complete one one day.A mate of mine has a complete one in pieces under his bench.I have an old Hercules frame that might make a static display as well?I have been steadily gathering and making parts for it as well.I think I have enough parts now to complete it?
Your news on my wheel 'id' makes my Bob's collection a lot more interesting!
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:21:20 AM
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You didn't tell me this one was where it was sitting Darryl!?
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Old 07-15-2018, 06:49:06 PM
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Nice pump, that would look good in my garden?
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:12:07 PM
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Looking for a trade on a nice gold stamper myself,..would promise to keep it out of the weather,give it a good home etc.
Meanwhile!..on with the Danks report!
This followed me home yesterday.Its a fair blob of cast.I see Danks and others advertising double and treble barrel pumps,but as yet I haven't found any images following the description.This pump is currently maker unknown.It has one pumprod but appears to have a second offset barrel of the same dimension.The brass pumprod and gunmetal gland nut unfortunately got the chop for scrap a year or two back.
It has two barrels?It has two of something anyway?I might know more later today when I try to flip one end off?
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View from the back showing what for now I'm calling the double barrel.
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You didn't tell me this one was where it was sitting Darryl!?
Where the hell is it ?
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..where?.,..from you?.... you would probably go past this...
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Then this,...
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And when you get to these,hop out of the car and go on foot because you are pretty close.
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Yeah mate, i know all those machines except that Danks on a front porch or wherever.
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Nice big Campbell Darryl!? I was up at Yackandandah and went home via Shep.
We took the 10 mins from Elmore to Rochie to look at the Danks.The opportunity might not come again for a good while?
The well pump I got was from a yard at Rochie.Pretty well known yard I'd imagine?I got the lid off the pump late today.It's a single bore,but double acting.The other column is a port chamber.The inside looks reasonable,like it might work again one day,all cast,no brass sleeve.
I think if you try to go in the front door to where those last machines are kept,you will walk past the makeshift Danks in the front yard,unless it's one door up?
The place was closed while I was there.
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You shoulda dropped in , would've got a chop and a can.
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Two things I would very much like to see close up Darryl.Your fathers old cod hunter,..the corrie tinny,and I would like to see you throw the lever on the S.C. 'ZB' ceiling fan.
TWO!,..?..who am I kidding?,..warming the hotbulb on the twenty........
We made a snap decision at Elmore,because it was only 10 miles in the old money.We needed to keep moving south.
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Good cheap enjoyment.I like those purchase decisions where you are pretty sure you want to take it home at first glance.
The pump is coming apart quite easily,and certainly looks serviceable on the inside.The plunger shaft is now out as well without much fuss.
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A bit off the subject of this thread, but I am interested in that big Campbell. Paul can you disclose its location and can anyone give the history of this engine. In the 1950s I worked on one of those Campbell twins. It was installed in a factory at Canterbury and had a brass plate stating it had been installed by Ronaldson Bros and Tippett. Ronaldsons were the agents for Campbell and built the smaller sizes in Ballarat.
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Hello Hugh,not really of the subject here I don't think?I started it!
I was actually hoping you might come along and identify my new pump for me?
The Campbell twin was let loose on the internet elsewhere yesterday,and Patrick Livingston came along with some R&T sales literature noting that the Campbell agency was in their hands.
The engine is located in a public park Hugh,as you enter the township of Mooroopna from a Westerly direction,just after the football field on the left.
I will post a few more pictures here tomorrow.I have a couple more.
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I think it was a local cool store power plant, with the big ammonia compressor that is next to it. How's things Hugh ?
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Campbell twin....
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Another angle view of the outrigger bearing...
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