- October 1925
Part of Rex Wailes Collection
A partially-filled technical notebook featuring notes, drawings and measurements for 'Cranbrook Mill' with a focus on the 'cannister head', striking gear, windshaft, weatherboarding, curb and fan. The drawings include a cross-section showing the 'framing of one side of tower - 4th floor'. There are also undated notes on 'Stanstead Mill' with notes [possibly from the miller] on how to dress stones.
Notes from September 1938 detail a visit to 'Stanton Mill' as well as very detailed notes taken following a visit to Mr John Smith at 'Holton Mill'. These notes appear to be taken from Mr Smith's recollections of numerous mills, millers and millwrights in the area, (e.g. Yoxford, Tunstall, Theberton, Snape) as well as further afield (e.g. Edenbridge, Outwood and Patcham).
A final single page of notes related to a visit to 'Polegate' on 20 March 1962.
Wailes, Reginald (1901-1986), engineer, known as Rex