Fanning mill


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Fanning mill

A machine that used sieves and a fan to remove chaff from threshed grain. Fanning mills were originally built as stand-alone machines, but were later incorporated into threshing machines.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
being left below, was carried by manual labor to the fanning mill, a home-built affair of two-man power.
Dave was trying to explain to me what the 1940's era antique Clipper fanning mill did when Wayne came to see what was going on.
A portable combined thresher and fanning mill earned a patent for the inventors, Hiram Avery and John Avery Pitts of Winthrop, Me.
During the winter of 1842-43, Case built a machine combining a fanning mill with the groundhog to separate the chaff and grain, but it wasn't a success and couldn't be used for the 1843 harvest.
The family moved to Hudson, Michigan, where, from 1855 to 1872, Bean received many patents for continuous flow pumps, as well as for a hand-operated fire-engine pump, a grain grinder, a fanning mill and a straw cutter.
To make a long story short, I had taken the handle off the fanning mill and took it home with me and left the mill on the farm.
It is simply fun to hitch to a pump, cream separator, grindstone, washing machine, corn sheller, fanning mill, wood saw, etc.
His wife, Renee, drives the team on the power unit; his father, Walter, lends a hand with the baler and thresher; and his son, Carl, works on the fanning mill and other pieces of equipment.
The Calvins use a hand-crank fanning mill, a wooden box with several wooden paddles attached to a rod geared to the crank.
We were all acquainted with (how) the grain separator separated the wheat from the straw, and (how) the fanning mill separated weed seeds from the wheat, but we could not even imagine how a machine could separate cream from the milk.
Carl's mill features Massey-Harris engines from Canada, a Hart-Emerson fanning mill made in Winnipeg, a Fairmont engine made in Toronto and a Sawyer-Massey seed cleaner operating on a turntable.
The piece appears to be a fanning mill, used to clean grain.