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Post  slimpickens on Tue May 15, 2018 5:54 am

Don't  know if these have been up before, found them in an Australian Art book.
















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Post  Digginerup on Tue May 15, 2018 7:50 pm

Cheers harry, T06 Interesting, any Ideas what the clothes line looking contraptions are in the 4th picture?

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Post  slimpickens on Tue May 15, 2018 8:00 pm

Digginerup wrote:Cheers harry, T06 Interesting, any Ideas what the clothes line looking contraptions are in the 4th picture?

Wayne. cheers

Hi Wayne, looks like some sort of wind powered quartz crushing windmill. If it is, then it's the first one I've ever seen. H.

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Post  big fella on Tue May 15, 2018 8:22 pm

Gday that fourth picture shows cattle one end and carcasses the other so those things are like a windlass crane to lift them then the wagon to take the meat away. Just my opinion. Old time abattoir.
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Post  dundiggin on Tue May 15, 2018 10:08 pm

My grandfather had a similar contraption on the farm which I was told was for lifting the slaughtered carcass up for cutting up .... I never saw it used but then I was not around in the 1st and 2nd or 3rd decades of the 1900's when things must have been tough on the land... dundiggin

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Post  slimpickens on Wed May 16, 2018 10:20 am

Thanks to Big Fella and Dundiggin, for clearing that up.
I wonder if there ever was any wind powered hammers?

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Post  Digginerup on Wed May 16, 2018 10:27 am

Good call fellas, now that I take a proper look Rolling Eyes  you can see a couple of joes processing a carcass, thanks, wind powered hammers......interesting thought Harry scratch

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Post  Olddognewtricks on Wed May 16, 2018 10:55 am

Doubt very much it would be wind powered hammers as they wouldn't set up butchers shop underneath it. You can see stone for sharpening knives also underneath it. At a guess it may even be a hand windlass to lift the beef carcass as note it looks like it's at a gate of the stock yard. A carcass could weigh near on a tonne for a big animal and they would need to be lifted to be bled out after being killed . Just guessing ?

Sorry Dundiggin just read your post after posting ...................... yeah think were on track here Smile


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