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Thursday, August 28, 2008

What is it?

No, this isn't some type of contest. I honestly don't know what this is. Do you? It's marked "Kentucky Giant" on the back, if that helps. I'm a city girl and this rusty old piece of farm equipment is totally foreign to me.

It's on display outside a local market in a small town in southern Indiana, near my sister-in-law's home. Over the years we've often driven by this store, without stopping, but last year we finally pulled into the parking lot and wandered around, buying some yummy apple butter. Which makes me wonder if this is some type of apple press. Do you think I'm close?

I'm posting the picture both to try to find out the equipment's purpose and as my contribution to the Thursday Challenge theme of "wheels, things that are circular". So, any guesses?

4 comments:

MeadowLark said...

It's a big rusty thing with gears that used to do something.

Just doing my part to help. :)

noble pig said...

Clueless here! But I think some type of press.

Kristin said...

My husband knows. I'll let him tell you . . .

It is a horizontal sorghum mill, made to run by belt drive off the flywheel of an older type tractor. Please see the following link for more information, and a picture of a similar device by a different manufacturer. http://www.herculesengines.com/sorghum/images/GnawBone5.jpg

And there you go, Lennie. A. knows everything. Did I ever mention that?

MeadowLark said...

See... that's what I said. (booty trap! Name the movie)

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