Ironwork in a threshing barn

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Alan Wadsworth
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Ironwork in a threshing barn

Post by Alan Wadsworth » 28 Jun 2017, 20:09

During a recent recording of a threshing barn in Worcestershire, ironwork was observed under the purlin on each side of the threshing floor and in the other extant bay - see photo below
Does anyone know what this is for? The purlins are approx. 6.5m (20ft) above floor level.

Thanks, Alan

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Re: Ironwork in a threshing barn

Post by JoyEde » 10 Oct 2017, 09:52

are the purlins overspanning to any degree? one can see this method used in trusses elsewhere to provide an opposing moment. are the attachments strong or just for 'tying off'?
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