Wind Pump - Hamilton, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 44.593 W 093° 59.904
15S E 414457 N 4399733
Quick Description: Artist creation of a working, sleeked back blades on a windmill.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/30/2013 5:18:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMJKM4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

County of windmill: Caldwell County
Location of windmill: JC Penney Park, N. Davis St. (MO 13), Hamilton
Text on plaque:

Donated by Richard Hays
In Memory of Mildred Hays

I cannoit find anything on the piece. I stopped at the JC Penney Museum and Library and they knew the piece was there but had no information on it. I Googled to no avail.

The blades and the cage rotate in the wind and the "arrow" or course, points in the direction the incoming wind. Included the wind pump information just for the fun of it.

"Multi-bladed wind pumps (also known as American-style windmills) can be found worldwide and are manufactured in the United States, Argentina, China, New Zealand, and South Africa. A 16 ft (4.8 m) diameter wind pump can lift up to 1600 US gallons (about 6.4 metric tons) of water per hour an elevation of 100 ft with a 15 to 20 mph wind (24–32 km/h),[11] according to a modern manufacturer. A properly designed wind pump begins working in a 3-4 mph (5 to 6.5 km/h) wind. Wind pumps require little maintenance — usually only a change of gear box oil annually.[12] An estimated 60,000 wind pumps are still in use in the United States. They are particularly attractive for use at remote sites where electric power is not available and maintenance is difficult to provide." ~ Wikipedia

Title of Piece: Unknown

Artist: Unknown

Material/Media: Steel, bronze and aluminum

Date of Creation or Placement: 2006

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): JC Penney Park

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

Web link(s) to YouTube or other video: Not listed

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