You are here

Hay Derrick

-A A +A
c. 1900
  • Hay Derrick

Although hay derricks were replaced by mechanical haying equipment over fifty years ago, they are still common features of the landscape in Mason Valley, as well as in Smith and Carson valleys and in Dayton and Fallon. In her study of ranches in Mason Valley, folklorist Andrea Graham documents that the derricks found in these areas are all of the same type. The tall central mast has a boom fastened halfway up its height. To stack hay, this boom can be raised or lowered with a cable. The mast rotates, enabling stacks to be made without moving the derrick.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Julie Nicoletta
×

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

Julie Nicoletta, "Hay Derrick", [Yerington, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/NV-01-NW104.4.

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 126-126.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,