5.5 foot Flywheel w Gear, Antique Grain Mill, Agriculture Relic 1800s Virginia



This steel flywheel assembly was salvaged from a late 1800s granary in Virginia. The flywheel is comprised of a roughly 66" diameter 6 spoke wheel with a 10 1/4" wide flat rim mounted to a 3" diameter, 60" long, shaft with a 35 tooth iron bevel gear on the opposing end. Condition: Good condition for its age with surface rust throughout, and some areas of caked soil and debris present. History: This assembly was salvaged from Belle-Hampton, also known as Hayfield, in Dublin, Virginia. Initially built in 1826, with additions made in 1879, this home sat on over 250 acres of farmland with a mill, granary, and meat house, as well as a commissary and blacksmithing shop on the site of a former private coal mining operation. Belle Hampton was the residence of former Soldier, Senator, and Governor of Virginia, James Hoge Tyler, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Place in 1989. This piece and other items from the estate are featured on Episode 13, Season 11, of the DIY Network Show, "Salvage Dawgs". Weight: 1300 lbs. Item Measurements: 60(L) x 66(W) x 66(H)

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