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Quote from: peggy on January 28, 2013, 12:09:03 PMThe Hannold Trading Post.Alan - thanks, I've had a lot of fun traveling Texas and installing or repairing windmills for people. I've met a ton of great people and seen parts of Texas that I would never have seen if it wasn't for windmills. I'm fairly certain this is not a windmill part, but not positive. I'm going by the size of the creosote bush and the fact that there is only one piece of tin. The tin and the way it is attached to the pipe does not look like it would function as a windmill part. i.e. it definitely doesn't look like a fan section. That would mean it might be part of a tail vane, but typically tail vanes are bigger than this (again judging the size by the bush). Most of the time windmill wheels (fans) have 3 or 4 blades per section and 5 or 6 sections per wheel. You can see that in one of the earlier pictures of the windmill parts laying by the tank in Big Bend Ranch State Park. I would like to see it in person to determine what it is, or what it might have gone to. I find stuff like this fascinating...even if it's not windmill related.
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