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Here's One for Paul, Hugh and Other Windmill Nuts


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Old 05-20-2019, 11:25:21 PM
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Found this relic out in the middle of nowhere today. Cool bit of history. Don't know where the water was coming from.
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Give her a change of oil and she'll be pumping again.
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Mittiamo is the area
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I think that one is James Alston Darryl?Pressed metal engine housing and planetary geared from around 1930?
Hugh will be a country mile ahead of me on model details etc.
"Windmill nut",..thank you Darryl,..I'm humbled by the simple matter of fact recognition.
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While we're at it, here's a gearbox I spotted near Marble Bar years back.
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It's a wonder by the reputation that the cast iron isn't melted from sitting in the sun at Marble Bar?
I'm not sure if those Nu-oil units were first made in WA,or were an Adelaide product?Hugh will know.
Metters copied a few American makes in their early manufacturing career.Im not sure if if was Metters that was importing 'Monitor' windmills to Australia.They certainly copied the smaller Monitor windmill models.
Somewhere off the WA coast,at the bottom of the ocean,there is a cargo full of Monitor Windmills on their way to Perth.Just thinking about that now I wonder if there might have been one or two of those nice vertical Monitor engines with the consignment?
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It's a wonder by the reputation that the cast iron isn't melted from sitting in the sun at Marble Bar?
When I found this one we were chasing our tails repairing a mine driveway floodways as fast as they were getting washed away. Puddles turned a foot deep in an hour or two...
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I think that one is James Alston Darryl?Pressed metal engine housing and planetary geared from around 1930?
Hugh will be a country mile ahead of me on model details etc.
"Windmill nut",..thank you Darryl,..I'm humbled by the simple matter of fact recognition.
I would like to see what the planetary gears look like.
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Hello all
Here's a G pattern Southern Cross up the road a bit. It has never left the property since new.
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:24:03 PM
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It looks like the sun gear is on the fan shaft, the pump rod is on one of the planet gears, and the ring gear is stationary. Doesn't it run in oil?
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