• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Pearl Sutton
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • r ranson
  • Joseph Lofthouse
master gardeners:
  • John F Dean
  • jordan barton
  • Carla Burke
  • Leigh Tate
  • Steve Thorn
gardeners:
  • Greg Martin
  • Jay Angler
  • Mike Barkley

Help identifying old tool.

 
Posts: 1
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hello, I have this old wood and cast iron antique farm tool. I would like to refurbish it and put it back to use. I’m just not sure what it is or how to use it. I bought it thinking it might be a winnower or grain cleaner??
Description: cast iron legs and half cylinder.
Inside horizontal cyclinder Is a metal auger that once had rubber attached to push “ grains” toward shoot in bottom of cylinder.
On top of this is a few hinged wood boxes
That all open. The top on has another mixer like contraption. This is the part I thought might be the fanning mill??
Both auger and fan are operated by one chand crank. And I just noticed There is a way to disengage the top mixer and only use the bottom auger. So this makes me think its a multi purpose tool. Please help. Thank you. Ask questions. Its driving me crazy not knowing what it is.
4FD57F21-1F90-4128-B942-AB5FC71D0E25.jpeg
[Thumbnail for 4FD57F21-1F90-4128-B942-AB5FC71D0E25.jpeg]
6E7F3174-15F9-4582-83BD-B6A0BE05A239.jpeg
[Thumbnail for 6E7F3174-15F9-4582-83BD-B6A0BE05A239.jpeg]
6ECBFD0D-FC67-40CB-9AD0-8968FA830F7C.jpeg
[Thumbnail for 6ECBFD0D-FC67-40CB-9AD0-8968FA830F7C.jpeg]
4C95F9E6-3CA2-43EF-BE9F-AD526814F515.jpeg
Top mixer
Top mixer
8320799A-A5FB-48D3-9111-BAB5F07B654C.png
Bottom auger
Bottom auger
 
pollinator
Posts: 1517
Location: Canadian Prairies - Zone 3b
392
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Agree, I suspect some sort of hulling/winnowing device.
 
master gardener
Posts: 3223
Location: southern Illinois.
897
goat cat dog chicken composting toilet food preservation pig bee solar wood heat homestead
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Mike,

Welcome to Permies.
 
Well behaved women rarely make history - Eleanor Roosevelt. tiny ad:
paul's patreon stuff got his videos and podcasts running again!
https://permies.com/t/patreon
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic