LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


| June 2003



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Clar SchachtThe wrench

I found this wrench in some of my grandfather's tools. Does anyone know what the wrench was used for and how much it's worth?

- Clar Schacht, P.O. Box 55, Lockney, TX 79241

'Rest'-oration

I call this homemade lawn chair antique implement art. It's made from planter wheels, hay rakes and lift levers - and an I.H. gear for a cup holder. It's nice to sit in, and the wind won't blow it away!

- Joe Brautigam, 1245 Telegraph Road, West Chester, PA 19380; (610)696-3343; e-mail: sndgear@aol.com

Watching 'Miss Millie'

The article 'Catching the Wind,' by Jim Lacey (Farm Collector, April 2003) about his windmills couldn't have been more appropriate for me. I found it ironic that the windmill I erected several years ago was also the older model 502 that was featured in the article.

Like Jim, when I found my 502 it was still up and surrounded by trees. This was probably good as the trees partially concealed it from view, which likely contributed to the lack of bullet holes. We found a crane service less than a mile away, and in no time, we had the tower and mill down, partially taken apart and strapped onto our trailer for the trip back to Raleigh. We got a lot of stares, waves and horn honks as we made our way down the interstate.