Feather River Land Trust is selling a vintage Aermotor windmill in Sierra Valley in a silent auction style sale. Proceeds from the sale will go directly to stewarship and projects on Sierra Valley properties owned by the Land Trust.  Please contact Gabe or Vanessa at 530-283-5758 for more information or to place a bid. Starting bid was $650. The windmill sold for $3,000!  Thank you to all of our bidders.

· US made Aermotor Windmill circa 1940’s

· In operation until 2012

· Gearbox is non-functioning but parts are available from the manufacturer

· 31’ tall, 6’ diameter wheel

The historic windmill was purchased by the Maddalena family in the early 1950’s but was most likely manufactured in the 1930s-40s by the US company Aermotor. The gearbox failed in 2012 due to worn out components. It is believed that it is the original gearbox.  The blade unit was still spinning and functioning when it was dismantled in spring of 2014. The Maddalena Ranch windmill is for sale to the highest bidder.  You are encouraged to stop by and take a look before you make a bid.

Sale is “as is” and buyer must transport. To see more pictures click here.

Thursday, September 25, 2014