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Early Challenge Windmill & Feed Mill Co Mill


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Old 03-27-2008, 11:57:31 AM
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I finally added a few photos of this Challenge Mill to my site. This was made prior to 1905. I hope to take better photos of it in the future when it is in my garage...

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If you ever decide to liquidate or at least thin out your impressive collection of shellers and grinders, let me know! I wish I was closer to your area of the country. Those Challenge and Appleton grinders just don't exist down here in NC, and yet you have so many. Lucky guy...thanks for sharing!

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I was up at the Baraboo Swap Meet this past weekend and was able to pick up my CWFMC mill along with another one for a friend. The one for the friend was purchased at the swap and the original one was the one I had made a deal on previously, bud hadn't picked up yet. The painted one is a 5" model and the original one is a 7" model.
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Here are the last 2 photos. They were taken just prior to unloding mine and transfering the other one to my friend's truck for a trip back to Batavia IL... where they were made 100+ years ago.
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I really like the flywheel on your friend's grinder. I gotta ask, though; what's with the wooden sticks on the side of your original hopper? I can't figure that out for the life of me! I gotta know! Sure wish I was living over in your part of the country!

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I gotta ask, though; what's with the wooden sticks on the side of your original hopper? I can't figure that out for the life of me!
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It controls the feed rate from the hopper to the shaker. Below that there is a dial that controls the shaker height.
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Nice grinders, no doubt about it. Would love to find one, so I wouldn't have to borrow Bob's every year for the fair. See you at Baraboo?
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