Saturday, January 14, 2017

Some Guy On an Aermotor Windmill

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Image courtesy of Eldon Harms.

This man could be Roney Sauter's saner cousin — I don't know; he is not identified. But the photo was among Eva Thompson's, so he may be a Thompson.

Eldon Harms told me that the windmill on the old Harms homestead was 65 feet tall, and when he was a kid he'd once had to climb the ladder like the guy in the photo — and then climb out onto an arm, too — to retrieve a kite tangled up in the framing.

To my surprise, the Aermotor Co. is still in business. Here is a video of a 1935 Aermotor windmill in action.

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