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    Posted 11 months ago

    Angus100
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    Has anyone seen a thing like this? Approximately 7 1/2" x 10. Wood. W.H. Morris, pattern maker label. Found in cellar of 1800's waterfront brick building. Been curious for years, and this forum has been very informative

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    1. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 11 months ago
      Maybe a wood gear or a mold to cast a gear??
      Stuff
    2. Angus100 Angus100, 11 months ago
      Looks like an impeller but way bigger than any I've ever seen! Also , W.H. Morris... the furniture designer? It's a mystery . Really curious at this point
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 11 months ago
      Possibly a prototype of a squirrel cage blower fan. Size would be about right.
    4. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 11 months ago
      Offhand I'd tend to agree w/ 'stuff...your clue that it was found in an old waterfront building would make me wonder if it was once part of machinery attached to an actual 'waterwheel' to do something or other...?? COOL old thing, anyways!!
      :-) :-)
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 11 months ago
      Old mills did use wooden gears.

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