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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What is that by the red dot?

What is the item by the red dot on this 1877 estate inventory from Hancock County, Illinois?

12 comments:

  1. One Faning Mill. "faning" in misspelled. It should be "fanning". This is what a fanning mill is: http://www.crookedlakereview.com/articles/101_135/126winter2003/126palmer3.html

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  2. I think it says "One farming mill." EBay had a set of vintage postcards showing a sugar cane farming mill. An old tool. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-5-Sugar-Cane-Farming-Mill-Vintage-Postcards-/260793679196

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  3. Maybe a "fanning mill"
    Picture and definition: http://www.crookedlakereview.com/articles/101_135/126winter2003/126palmer3.html

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  4. This looks to me as "Due faning mill" If you look at the above four lines they read" three tons of hay
    Four double sets of harness
    About two thousand and five hundred
    Fifty bushels of oats" it's logical the way these are lined up it was an accounting of what was owed to the mill....
    Without seeing the rest of the document This is my best interpretation.
    ~~Danielle~~

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  5. Looks like a list of items for inventory. I've seen lists like this in family wills as well.
    Since it is in a list of things you would find on a farm I agree with the 'one fanning mill'. The next item is: dishes, kives and forks ...so likely an estate inventory for a will or sale. JLK/NK56

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  6. One faning Mill (Should be spelled "fanning")

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  7. One faning mill (but I can't imagine what a fanning mill is!)

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  8. I agree with all the above: One faning Mill

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  9. One Juicing mill?

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  10. One Fanning Mill...misspelled on that book.
    "kives and forks" ha ha

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  11. It reads "One faning mill," but the intent is "fanning."

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