This is another view of the Hanzlik blacksmith shop in Lamberton Minnesota, but the contraption is too fun to pass up. Thresher?
It's always fun to try to get an old image back to its "home" where it can be fully appreciated. I've tried to get these images to their local historical society but no one has responded. I'm sure someone from Lamberton will run across it eventually.
…Interesting how they attached the muffler bearings to the galvanic isolator...
Steffen on 1st September 2017 @ 7:31am
I think the item on the left might be a dump rake, although I don't see a seat for the driver. A dump rake was pulled by one horse and when enough hay had been pulled into it to make a shock, the driver would stop the horse, reach down and lift the handle, which would then dump a nice pile or shock of hay onto the ground.
The shocks still had to be loaded by hand onto the wagon, but it eliminated people having to walk around out in the field forking all of the grass lying on the ground into small piles.
Maybe this one was pulled by a tractor.
L.E. on 1st September 2017 @ 7:59am
Steffen , I believe what you identified as a "galvanic isolator" is actually a flux capacitor.
Arthur on 1st September 2017 @ 2:39pm
I don't remember seeing this one before. Jen's Wonsyld worked in this blacksmith shop before moving to Yacult WA. In fact he left his wife & 5 kids for 2 years without so much as a note as to his whereabouts. During that time his wife Jorgine Kirstine finished making payments on a house they were buying next to the shop. She finished paying for it on her own just in time to get a letter from Jen's that he was in Washington and she should sell everything and get on the train to move west.
They lived the rest of their lives in Yacult in their farm. Jen's used his blacksmiths skills by traveling to logging camps in the northwest.
They were my great great grandparents- both immigrants from Denmark
rachell lindley on 1st September 2017 @ 8:34pm
Rachell, this is a detail from an image you've seen which includes the facade of the blacksmith shop.
ArthurB on 2nd September 2017 @ 12:35pm
I'm looking for the "flux capacitor " What a machine!
Judy on 5th September 2017 @ 2:58pm