Collection OGDE - Derek Ogden Collection

Encased millstones , Subscription Mill, North Leverton Subscription Mill, North Leverton, working Bill Hethershaw , Subscription Mill, North Leverton Method of erecting windmill sails using TIRFOR Schedule of windmill remains in Warwickshire New Smock mill for Wiltshire Detail of MS Buckets Arm for Waterwheel GA of Oak for Engine Beam Sack hoist arrangement Arrangement  of Motor and Sack Hoist drives Main Timber requirement for Ladder and Fan frame Proposed new Turbine Outline new Flood Gates New Sluices Sarehole Watermill, Birmingham, Stage 1 Kersey Watermill, Suffolk Stocks Windmill, Wittersham, Kent Field Windmill, Charing, Kent Gibbet Windmill, Great Saughall, Cheshire
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Derek Ogden Collection


  • 1932-2012 (Creation)

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41 boxes, 7 albums, 2 folders and 805 drawings

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Derek is an English millwright who worked on British mills until the 1970s when he emigrated to the USA, continuing his work on the other side of the Atlantic and passing on his skills to several apprentices.


Archival history

Derek passed the material to the Mills Archive in 2002 and 2006. It is arranged by mill project, with large drawings stored separately. Further material including files and drawings relating to USA mills were donated in 2015. Files relating to fairground carousels were send to the National Fairground and Circus Archive, Sheffield.

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Files of reports, correspondence and other documents relating to UK millwrighting projects between 1965 and 1980 and US millwrighting projects between 1976 and 2012. Includes working drawings and photographs

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This collection may be consulted free of charge at the Mills Archive; please email to arrange an appointment.

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  • English

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2002 donation catalogued before 2012. Collection level description revised by Luke Bonwick and Nathanael Hodge, 2012, and by Nathanael Hodge, June 2015, August 2016. 2015 donation catalogued 2015-2016 by Beth Grant.

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