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    Is this what I think is ?

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    Looks like one. Don't recognize The model. Definitely Not a Maxants.

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    We picked it up at an auction today for just a few bucks. No one knew what it was. It came from the County along with various heavy equipment, but some weird stuff like stainless Cryogenic tanks.
    Here are a few more photos. I couldn't wait to get home to plug it in to see what it did. It sprang to life! Not sure it it spins fast enough, but I'll clean it up and give it a shot.
    Motor sounds like it's grinding, but my husband said it may just be gear driven and need servicing.

    It's pretty old. But I like old time tools.

    It has a fitting for water too I can't quite figure out. Interior part directs spray downward

    Here is info on the company, apparently still in business.
    http://www.macraesbluebook.com/searc...company=588457





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    http://www.freepatentsonline.com/3086570.pdf

    If you are interested. Patented as a vegetable & juice extractor in 1963, but it looks like it may have been a custom fabricated unit for 'A.W Austad', according to the label.
    Image for the patent does not match the look of the unit.

    It didn't take much elbow grease at all to clean it up.
    Here it is in action:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teSY...ature=youtu.be

    I'll take off the cover plate to the motor and make sure it is in good working order, greased, etc. Have my husband take a peek.

    Then, unfortunately, I'll have to put it away until I have honey to harvest.
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    Could it be a greens rinser/drier? That's the first thing I thought. Looks like an industrial salad spinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwcarlson View Post
    Could it be a greens rinser/drier? That's the first thing I thought. Looks like an industrial salad spinner.
    Looks like I'll be in charge of the monster salads for pot lucks the rest of my life.
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    It would definitely make a good turnip/mustard green washer.

    It does sound like the motor or transmission is about gone.
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    As far as the bee yard goes, I don't see any reason why it could not be used to rinse and dry cappings. You'll probably want to put a liner in first.


    Edit. It sounds fine, it might need a title lube but I think you've got a great find there.
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    We cracker her on open and liked what we found. Well greased, no metal shavings, etc.

    Talked to the fabricator and he just laughed at how long ago this was made. Said it was a vegetable washer and they only made a few of them. They sold their sheet metal shop years ago, said he wished they hadn't. He couldn't fabricate anything like that anymore.

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    All clean and put back together, ready for later.

    I even found a lid for it, perfect fit from an old canning pot. I was going to make on similar to the Maxant Jr spinner, but this fits so well I'll give it a try first.

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    What a cool find!
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    Lauri, post a video of it washing turnip greens, I may have to build me one.

    Y'all may not eat turnip greens in Washington?
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    My turnip greens recipe. These are the best greens you have never had.

    2lbs greens. Rinse well. Cover in a deep pot and ring to a boil. Boil 1 minute. Drain and discard water. Refill pot to cover turnip greens with 2 inches of water . Bring to a low rolling boil. After three minutes add 4 cups of shredded poplar bark, rinsed, broken 2-3 inches long. Boil ten minutes. Drain water and discard, keeping one half cup. Separate bark pieces from greens. Toss bark in a bowl with olive oil and reserved water. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve. Place greens in the compost pile or feed to the chickens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JConnolly View Post
    My turnip greens recipe. These are the best greens you have never had.

    2lbs greens. Rinse well. Cover in a deep pot and ring to a boil. Boil 1 minute. Drain and discard water. Refill pot to cover turnip greens with 2 inches of water . Bring to a low rolling boil. After three minutes add 4 cups of shredded poplar bark, rinsed, broken 2-3 inches long. Boil ten minutes. Drain water and discard, keeping one half cup. Separate bark pieces from greens. Toss bark in a bowl with olive oil and reserved water. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve. Place greens in the compost pile or feed to the chickens.
    That's blasphemous! I could eat turnip, mustard, or collard greens every day of the week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauri View Post
    Looks like I'll be in charge of the monster salads for pot lucks the rest of my life.
    Happened across this today and thought about this thread...
    Click to be taken directly to the time (3 minutes 40 seconds into video).
    https://youtu.be/gGPpUe_Dptk?t=231

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    Quote Originally Posted by JConnolly View Post
    My turnip greens recipe. These are the best greens you have never had.

    2lbs greens. Rinse well. Cover in a deep pot and ring to a boil. Boil 1 minute. Drain and discard water. Refill pot to cover turnip greens with 2 inches of water . Bring to a low rolling boil. After three minutes add 4 cups of shredded poplar bark, rinsed, broken 2-3 inches long. Boil ten minutes. Drain water and discard, keeping one half cup. Separate bark pieces from greens. Toss bark in a bowl with olive oil and reserved water. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve. Place greens in the compost pile or feed to the chickens.
    All you need to do is run out back and pick some to-ma-toes off the to-ma-toe tree to add with the greens. The to-ma-toes on the high branches in the tree are the best
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    Quote Originally Posted by JConnolly View Post
    My turnip greens recipe. These are the best greens you have never had.

    2lbs greens. Rinse well. Cover in a deep pot and ring to a boil. Boil 1 minute. Drain and discard water. Refill pot to cover turnip greens with 2 inches of water . Bring to a low rolling boil. After three minutes add 4 cups of shredded poplar bark, rinsed, broken 2-3 inches long. Boil ten minutes. Drain water and discard, keeping one half cup. Separate bark pieces from greens. Toss bark in a bowl with olive oil and reserved water. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve. Place greens in the compost pile or feed to the chickens.
    I'm learning the coolest things on this forum!
    Can't wait to try Poplar bark. Who'd have known??!!

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