Possible mill stone found in dump?

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embe

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I'd you could find a matching pair would make a nice bench press plate on a weight bench.
 

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I'm sure they could be adapted for more than one or two alternative uses...
 

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There is a famous town here in Michigan called Grindstone City. It has tons of giant grindstones laying all around the town. Link below. LEON.

Thanks Hemi! Have to wonder if those mill stones are still abandoned on that beach?! ;) ..
 

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No doubt you were looking for an assist from Mother Nature's rainwater to help clear/clean it off before final plucking. "Yoink!" :)
 

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Definitely a mill stone, too fat to be a sharpening stone!! I too stumbled across one a cpl years ago, in the yard of a rent house! I was spraying the yard for the tenant, so after seeing the store completely buried, you couldn't have stubbed your toe on it, but I could make out the round stone and square hole!! I asked the renters if he knew it was back there, to which he replied "man what are you talking about"!! So I took him back and showed him, asked if he wanted, then asked if he'd mind me digging it up and keeping, to which he said "go for it"

And go for it I did!! Thinking it would be cracked or just disintegrate, to my surprise, it was completely intact, was about 12.5 inches in diameter and about 4.5-5 inches thick!! Come to find out, there was an old plantation, very near this neighborhood, where slaves I'm sure were grinding corn and wheat into meal & flower!

I put it on display in my paw-in-laws Lil bait stand he opened in the corner of my yard, but he had to shut down his lil bait stand, so I need to go get it outta there, so if any of yall are interested, I'll walk over and grab it, then post some pics
 
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I would have to agree with Uncle Bruce. That was my initial reaction when I first saw the picture. Knife and Ax sharpening stone. Vendor used to go from house to house with one and offered sharpening services.
 

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Found this today and am curious if this is a mill stone. Not sure what to do with it and if it's worth anything.
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I also dug an old mill stone, but mine was behind an 1849 mill. I believe my stone was a drive belt stone as in a pulley system due to the grooves on the outside of the stone. Yours may also have been a drive pulley for the old leather straps they used for belts. That was very common to use flat leather straps in the 1800's. If you have ever been to an old cider mill, that's how it was done.
 

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