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What is it? #7289225
06/18/21 06:03 PM
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Central Pennsylvania
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[Linked Image]

Stands about 2 1/2 feet high, kind of a bowl at the top where the wife put flowers.


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Not only does it tell me how to get to my destination,
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Re: What is it? [Re: Nittany Lion] #7289228
06/18/21 06:08 PM
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A grindstone?


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Re: What is it? [Re: Nittany Lion] #7289243
06/18/21 06:34 PM
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Fossilized Alien eggcase. The crab snake thing is gone.


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Re: What is it? [Re: Nittany Lion] #7289245
06/18/21 06:35 PM
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A rock.

Re: What is it? [Re: Nittany Lion] #7289248
06/18/21 06:37 PM
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Part of Stonehenge


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Re: What is it? [Re: run] #7289250
06/18/21 06:39 PM
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New York border
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Originally Posted by run
A grindstone?

A worn down grindstone - castoff.

We have a bunch around here , wheel shaped about 2'-3' diameter. There was a wood refinishing mill around these parts about 100 years ago. Rumor and old pictures show the original size was about 10' in diameter. I would guess the one in the picture is more like the ones found in old water powered grain/flour mills.

OP , are there any old mills/ flowing sources of water close to your location?


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Re: What is it? [Re: Nittany Lion] #7289258
06/18/21 06:48 PM
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Don't know but would make a great mortar for a pestle


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Re: What is it? [Re: Cragar] #7289260
06/18/21 06:53 PM
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Central Pennsylvania
Nittany Lion Offline OP
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Originally Posted by Cragar
Originally Posted by run
A grindstone?

A worn down grindstone - castoff.

We have a bunch around here , wheel shaped about 2'-3' diameter. There was a wood refinishing mill around these parts about 100 years ago. Rumor and old pictures show the original size was about 10' in diameter. I would guess the one in the picture is more like the ones found in old water powered grain/flour mills.

OP , are there any old mills/ flowing sources of water close to your location?


I got myself a seniors' GPS.
Not only does it tell me how to get to my destination,
it tells me why I wanted to go there.
Re: What is it? [Re: Nittany Lion] #7289268
06/18/21 07:05 PM
06/18/21 07:05 PM
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Central Pennsylvania
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The area I live in has a bunch of small towns within a 20 mile radius, back in the day each town it seems had at least one feed mill, some of those feed mills go back many years and some of them had water wheels. I do not know much about this item, that is why I posted a picture, it is hard to see from my picture but the front has like a dip, like some sort of an opening for something to spill out of the bowl is what it looks like to me. This came about from my wife's uncle. He had it in his yard and it supposedly came from a small farm where he was born and raised. He passed away a few months ago and none of the family wanted it, that is all my wife had to hear, she said she would take it. The problem is no one knows what the heck it is. When I first laid my eyes on it I figured it was used to grind something. We had to hire someone to deliver it, lol. I got the bill today and the excavating firm that moved it called it a grinding stone on the bill. Here are two more pictures .

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Re: What is it? [Re: Nittany Lion] #7289269
06/18/21 07:05 PM
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Re: What is it? [Re: Nittany Lion] #7289323
06/18/21 08:04 PM
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Base for a parking lot light pole

Theft proof flower pot laugh

Re: What is it? [Re: Nittany Lion] #7289343
06/18/21 08:27 PM
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Central Pennsylvania
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Good one BTL, I will tell my wife she has a theft proof flower pot.


I got myself a seniors' GPS.
Not only does it tell me how to get to my destination,
it tells me why I wanted to go there.
Re: What is it? [Re: Nittany Lion] #7289345
06/18/21 08:29 PM
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Nice pictures.


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Re: What is it? [Re: Nittany Lion] #7289354
06/18/21 08:45 PM
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How heavy is it Jim?

Re: What is it? [Re: Nittany Lion] #7289357
06/18/21 08:50 PM
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Looks nice.

Re: What is it? [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7289426
06/18/21 10:31 PM
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Central Pennsylvania
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Originally Posted by Grandpa Trapper
How heavy is it Jim?


I don't know how heavy it is, I was not here when it was delivered, my wife said they used the bucket on a backhoe to unload it and place it.


I got myself a seniors' GPS.
Not only does it tell me how to get to my destination,
it tells me why I wanted to go there.
Re: What is it? [Re: Nittany Lion] #7289461
06/18/21 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Nittany Lion
Good one BTL, I will tell my wife she has a theft proof flower pot.


don't shoot low when the grackles are de-heading the marigolds.....would not want to leave any streaks in it.

Re: What is it? [Re: Nittany Lion] #7289557
06/19/21 07:51 AM
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Look up "hemp mill stone" they were used to mill hemp. That what it looks like to me.

Re: What is it? [Re: Nittany Lion] #7289619
06/19/21 09:59 AM
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Nope you guys are wrong that is a waterless toilet. Designed to save the planet and wipe out global warming.

Re: What is it? [Re: Nittany Lion] #7289644
06/19/21 10:47 AM
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Pretty neat Jim, I never saw one like that in this area. Here's a pic I came up with after some googling..

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Here's the only kind I ever saw..

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Back after the flood of '72, the guy who lived at the end of town had to rebuild his porch and decided to look for the mill stones from the Mexico mill which stood on his property. My granddad worked at the mill in the 19 teens before he went to wwi so he pointed out where he thought they'd be. After some probing with a long steel rod, they dug and came up with them.

Last house on left leaving town heading towards T-Town you'll see them in the porch wall. Two other ones were taken to the campground and stood in the yard.

They were laying just behind the servicemen monument not 15' from 22.

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