Item KGFC-1124601 - Wind wheel, Wind Wheel, Punnett's Town

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Wind wheel, Wind Wheel, Punnett's Town


  • c 1905 (Creation)

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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.

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(20 July 1917 – December 1969)

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Martin Thomas Mason was born in Fulham, London [1] to John Henry Mason, Teacher of Printing [2], and Edith Martha Rattee [3]. He married Gladys E C Clayden in Wandsworth, London in 1940 [4] and had 5 children.

His uncle, Thomas James Mason, bequeathed him his collection of Syd Simmons’ postcards, a notebook [SHOR-1118066] containing a list of the postcards, and a number of original black and white ink drawings by Karl Salsbury Wood.

He co-authored a book with Kenneth G Farries entitled The Windmills of Surrey and Inner London.

He died in December 1969


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Photograph showing the wind wheel of the Wind Wheel windmill at Punnetts Town in East Sussex. Presumably originally photographed by Lancaster Burne, this photograph was reproduced by Martin T. Mason and held by Rex Wailes before residing in the Kenneth G. Farries Collection.

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A higher resolution copy of this image can be made available, subject to a charge. Please see for details. Alternatively, a higher resolution copy can be viewed for free at the Mills Archive; please email to arrange an appointment. This image is licensed to the Mills Archive Trust.

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