Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tower manufacturers

Minnesota towers were built by a number of manufacturers:
  • Aermotor Windmill Company - see Nimrod or Rapid River for example
  • Bethlehem Steel - see Norris for example
  • International Derrick - see Ball Bluff as example
  • Jones & Laughlin 
  • Pittsburg - Des Moines Company - see Ash River as example
  • McClintic Marshall Corp - see Kabetogama as example
  • Woodmanse - see Elephant Lake as example

The "windmill" tower was a windmill frame with something for the ranger to stand in or on.

Schley tower, Cass County

Note similarity to farm windmill, Clearwater County