ID tower

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windybob
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Re: ID tower

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Ok. If you blow up this picture, and follow the twisted wire splice, you can see a definite likeness to Dempster. However...IF this is an early Dempster tower, I would not know how early it really is. I am not that familiar with towers in general.

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Since Butler was mentioned as a possibility early on, I took a few additional photos of the double gear Bulter this afternoon. It had the L shaped tensioners/rods. These photos may or may not answer some questions.
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Thanks to all!

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Yep that's Butler alright. 100%. Angle braces to tower leg are cast.
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Does anyone have some old trade literature dempster or other makes to research this?

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Re: ID tower

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I'm a little late with a reply. I have taken down many Eli towers and never had one with twisted wires for cross braces.

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JLM wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:30 pm
Does anyone have some old trade literature dempster or other makes to research this?
JLM,

Follow this link to the Dempster Mill Factory archives. Might be some information in there that might help you.

https://www.nps.gov/home/learn/historyc ... chives.htm

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Maybe Paul can put that in the library...
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I've added the link to the Dempster section of the "Windmill Manufacturer Literature and Documentation" library.

Thanks for sharing Jerry :)
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