«Previous    Next»
Self Propelled Baler
Another old-time project that I'm proud of is a 16-ft. trailer house I built in 1946 which has two full beds, a table, closet and cabinets. It's mounted low to the ground on a welded frame covered with corrugated aluminum sheeting. It's lightweight and stream-lined. I still have it on my farm.
One innovation we came up with years ago is a way to keep rain water fresh in a giant cistern. I rigged up a "winged" windmill above the cistern that drives a shaft that runs down to about 1 ft. above the bottom of the underground tank. A Maytag washing machine flywheel mounts on the bottom of the shaft. Everytime the wind blows, water gets churned up, keeping it fresh and sweet-smelling. Never turns putrid. (William K. Ehm, 7356th St., Phillipsburg, Kan. 67661 ph 913 543-5721)

  Click here to download page story appeared in.

  Click here to read entire issue

To read the rest of this story, download this issue below or click here to register with your account number.
Order the Issue Containing This Story
1992 - Volume #16, Issue #4