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by Wayne
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion - Windmill
Topic: How much oil does it hold ?
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: How much oil does it hold ?

My story was a John Deere A rear end it was topped off with the water it had been catching all those years setting idle. At least I was on the ground not strapped to a 40 ft windmil tower in the wind. Neat story Ivan thanks for sharing.
by Wayne
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Well and Cistern Discussion
Topic: Ward and Etter Gear Head Pumps
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Ward and Etter Gear Head Pumps

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After getting them beatuyfied I mounted my pumps on my front porch. When I clicked on each photo they became right side up. :D
by Wayne
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: Sad News

Sorry to hear that. Had been wondering about he was doing. Always enjoyed my visits with him at Trade Fairs. Bought my Duplex from him at El Dorado one year.
by Wayne
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Well and Cistern Discussion
Topic: Etter Pump
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Etter Pump

image000001(7).jpg image000000(22).jpg While wire brushing my Etter Pump I noticed a couple of things. They must have used a good brand of paint. As I took off the scum green paint showed up every where. I wonder if the water had calcium or lime in it to make the scum on the pump. Then I was amazed...
by Wayne
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Mills
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Big Mills

Going out west on I-20 toward Sweetwater. the turbines blink in groups. If the first time you drive out that way is after dark you wonder what in the world. You will have 7 or 8 blinking lights to one side then he other, then the middle. Weird looking makes you wonder about outer space creatures.
by Wayne
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Mills
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Big Mills

Field Guide to American Windmills says they where built up to 60ft. Nice picture page 21 of book.
by Wayne
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Little windmill Triva.
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: A Little windmill Triva.

Thanks Jim. Answered my question. Knew somebody would. More useless info in my brain but I love it. Gregg, Pawnee creek is Southeast of Scott City in far west Kansas, Southwest of Ness City. She mentions when they left that camp site with the windmill they passed through Scott City. The other thing ...
by Wayne
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Little windmill Triva.
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: A Little windmill Triva.

I forgot on other interesting item from the Kingfisher Reformer. It seems a John Riggs had got a patent on a fence post that would neither burn or rot, and you could drive nails into it to hang boards or wire. What kind of material could he have had in 1899 that wouldn't burn or rot and drive nails ...
by Wayne
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Little windmill Triva.
Replies: 7
Views: 517

A Little windmill Triva.

While spending my day at the Library yesterday I pulled out a box of Oklahoma Genealogical Society News Letters from the 1950's. A couple of interesting things; Windy This is from your neck of the woods Kingfisher County. From the Kingfisher Reformer April 27 1899 there was an ad you could buy Buggi...
by Wayne
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Well and Cistern Discussion
Topic: Etter Pump
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Etter Pump

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This is the working side of the Goulds Pump Jack. The main gear shows wear is why I think it maybe pump oil. Up in that part of the country they had a bunch of different make pump jacks for the oil field. Goulds is a major player in pumps. They had a Goulds pump in the auction.