JA Oat Bin/Monitor Vaneless L Model Windmill

JA Oat Bin/Monitor Vaneless L Model Windmill (HM2IIN)

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N 33° 35.349', W 101° 53.079'

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JA Oat Bin
c. 1890


This water tank was first used around 1890 in the Griffin pasture on the JA Ranch in Palo Duro Canyon, Texas. It held a reserve water supply for 3,000 head of cattle. Moved to the ranch headquarters in the 1920s, the wooden tank became a storage bin for oats to feed the horse herd.

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Monitor Vaneless L Model Windmill
c. 1918


The 10-foot wide windmill uses a spring governor and collapsible blade sections to control the speed the mill turns. A football-shaped counterweight made of reinforced concrete and steel replaced the company's discus-shaped balance weight, which was phased out by 1918.
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Date Added Monday, July 8th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 232288 N 3720333
Decimal Degrees33.58915000, -101.88465000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 35.349', W 101° 53.079'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 35' 20.94" N, 101° 53' 4.74" W
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