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Our neighbor, an antique iron enthusiast, has just acquired a horse powered stump puller that dates back to 1906. The horses apparently walk around in a circle...would that be a "capstan" type mechanism? Anyway, it does not work at the moment, but he is going to put it in working order. I promise to get pics and details.


Jonathan Shively says 2015-09-28 08:43:43 (CST)

Barb, the one I saw had anchors as well as being anchored to another tree/stump. That was why there was always one tree left in a field as I was told. Yes a winch/capstan is a good way to describe it.

3 years ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

Kate V says 2015-09-28 17:20:00 (CST)

Barb------ I've never seen one. I'd love to see pics. Please do post them when you get the opportunity.

Jonathan---------that would make sense as to why, in some places, I've seen one big old tree and no others.

3 years ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

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