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Re: Help to ID this Machinery
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2011, 07:41:12 AM »
You must have relocated it and cleaned up the iron - it looks refurbished. I don't see any trees growing up through the spokes. ;)

Yes I think someone relocated it years ago.  I know it's been in this spot for the past 30 years anyway.  It's sitting on a power line hence the lack of trees under it.  For the iron, I think it has a high percentage of iron and low in carbon, much like wrought iron which doesn't rust as much as the metal you see today.
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« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2011, 02:42:08 PM »
I drove by what used to be the foundry, on Sunday, on my way to fish. One of the many businesses that have gone under in Marion.
Prolly the same Marion of steam shovel fame?  I bet so. 
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« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2011, 06:17:11 PM »
Early Timberjack wheel???  ha

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« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2011, 07:34:19 PM »
With the Marion foundry famous for is steam shovels and now out of business, I'd say that it is the winch wheel from one of their early stream shovels.

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« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2011, 09:44:43 PM »
all that old metal   has very high content of nickel and magnesium.    some of the best alloys .   now a days is basically "good" but not .              i remember reading a deal about the ww1/ww2 tanks.  the alloys were such that you had a very hard time torch cutting them ect,  were so hard , and thick that it was cheaper to sink them off the coast.       also,  noted that 1960's and back, automobiels, most scrap yards cannot send them through their shredder, its along same deal.

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Re: Help to ID this Machinery
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2011, 11:43:56 PM »
The fishing was alright, we waded out to the middle of the river right below the old dam. caught a bunch of small crappies and carp, and a friend caught what we think was a big crappie, about 2ft long. It got away right as we were pulling it out of the water, it must've just barely got the hook.

There's a lot of history around here, wish there were more records and pictures of it. The town I live nearest to, Matthews, nearly became the state capital during the natural gas boom at the turn of the century, now it is home to no more than 600 people, and most of the old hotels and businesses are gone, all that's left is a small book covering some of the history, and stories from the few that can remember that time.

Anyways, sorry for hijacking the thread, back to the main topic!
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