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Old February 20th 14, 10:29 PM posted to
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On 2/20/2014 2:11 PM, F*O*A*D wrote:
On 2/20/14, 2:05 PM, wrote:
On Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:05:31 -0500, F*O*A*D wrote:

I believe this is part of a 19th Century steam engine. It decorates the
lawn of a nearby property. There are still working farms around here,
but if it is a steam engine, I can't imagine what it was used for 100
years ago, at least on a farm. Perhaps it powered a sawmill?

Anyway, it is an interesting piece of gear.

That may be possible. I imagine they had small saw mills down there
100 years ago.. The dual pulleys indicates it may have been the
central power plant for multiple machines.

This is a steam engine that ran a saw mill at Camp 18 in Oregon

This is the kind of saw it might have run

That saw is one scary looking bit. I wonder how many human appendages it
removed over its lifetime.