Item REXW-1121352 - Airolite Power Set

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REXW-1121352

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Airolite Power Set

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  • 1921 (Creation)

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(6 March 1901 - 7 January 1986)

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Rex Wailes (1901-1986) was considered the leading mill expert of his day. By profession an engineer, he made windmills the subject of lifelong study, acting as consultant and advisor for mill repairs and restoration throughout Britain and elsewhere in the world. He played an important role in the formation of the Mills Section of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and trained many others in the study of mills, as well as acting as a consultant in the wider field of Industrial Archaeology. For more information see the featured people section of our website: http://www.millsarchive.org/explore/people/biographies/entry/111775/Rex-Wailes

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(1871-1946)

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Edward Lancaster Burne (1869-1946) was an engineer and early member of the Newcomen Society. He designed a system to use windmills to generate electricity. For more information on E Lancaster Burne, see the featured people section of our website: http://www.millsarchive.org/explore/people/biographies/entry/111756/E.-Lancaster-Burne

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Page from The Electrical Review dated 04.11.1921 includes short article and drawing of the Airolite Power Set wind engine and dynamo)

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This item may be consulted free of charge at the Mills Archive; please email visitors@millsarchive.org to arrange an appointment.

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