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Hammonton in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Auxiliary Power System

 
 
Auxiliary Power System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 8, 2014
1. Auxiliary Power System Marker
Inscription.  
This series of belts and jackshafts were installed in the late 19th century. They were powered by the gristmill’s turbine, Their purpose was to turn grindstones for sharpening tools and to power the corn sheller housed in the adjacent corncrib.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 39° 38.568′ N, 74° 38.943′ W. Marker is in Hammonton, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker can be reached from Batsto Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in Historic Batsto Village, near the gristmill. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hammonton NJ 08037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Swimming the Ladder to Success (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wagon (about 500 feet away); Bog Ore (about 600 feet away); Ore Boat or Barge (about 600 feet away); A Pane in the Glass Factory (about 800 feet away); Wharton State Forest (approx. 0.2 miles away); Exploring the Pinelands
Auxiliary Power System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 8, 2014
2. Auxiliary Power System Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); William K. Phillis War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hammonton.
 
Also see . . .  A Short History of Batsto Village. Historic Batsto Village website. (Submitted on August 11, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker in Historic Batsto Village image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 8, 2014
3. Marker in Historic Batsto Village
Grindstone Inside the Gristmill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 8, 2014
4. Grindstone Inside the Gristmill
Inside the Gristmill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 8, 2014
5. Inside the Gristmill
The belts and jackshafts mentioned on the marker can be seen here.
Corncrib and Gristmill at Batsto Village image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 8, 2014
6. Corncrib and Gristmill at Batsto Village
Corncrib image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 8, 2014
7. Corncrib
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 11, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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