Bodie SHP... ?

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Bodie SHP... ?

Post by Hillhikerz » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:59 pm

So visited Bodie for the first time last week and left without asking what this was, saw probably a half dozen of the things in various locations... TIA
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Post by rlown » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:30 pm

Since no one replied, it is either a heavy duty wagon wheel missing its steel ring, or a pulley wheel for the mine.
Looks like a wagon wheel to me.

You could just call (760) 616-5040 and ask.

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Post by gary c. » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:28 am

I had no idea but I think that Russ has it figured out as a pulley wheel. If it were a wagon or cart wheel those extended sides would break right off with just those narrow bolts holding them on. When the mill was run run by a steam engine and even later after it became electrified there were belts runnig everywhere for everything.
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Post by bobby49 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:56 pm

I guess we all know where the electricity was generated that got used in the Bodie mill. This was the first place where electricity was generated and then transmitted over a big distance to where it got used. Lundy Canyon and also at the Log Cabin Mine stream.

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