Windmills

Windmills were the Workhorses of Water in the Western United States.

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Beginning in the middle 1800’s windmills were used to pump ground water for livestock, humans and to fill the tenders of steam locomotives.

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Today windmills serve their original purpose across the world and are also used as decor, yard art and on a greater scale to move wind energy along to power plants.

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These are power generating Wind machines near Whitewater in Southern California.

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International Harvester

Farmall tractors, Pick up trucks, passenger vehicles and even refrigerators and freezers, International Harvester made them all.

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WWII era magazine ad for the International Harvester Tractor points out that “The Farmall fights for food!” on the home front.

Last month at a large local antique auto swapmeet I picked up an ash tray assembly for a 1950s International truck for $1 !  I am going to attach it to my workbench to hold tiny nails and such OR…..I might have a very small start on building a vintage truck!