File TREM-WCM - "Windmills - their Construction and Mechanics. An Illustrated Study"

Title page and contents Chapter 1 - The development of milling, and of windmills in particular Chapter 2 - The post mill, its roundhouse and winding gear Chapter 3 - The tower and smock mill and the cap Chapter 4 - Winding the windmill, from tailpole to fantail Chapter 5 - The windmill's sails in all their variety Chapter 6 - The windshaft, brake and brake wheel and the sack hoist Chapter 7 - The drive from wallower to millstone Chapter 8 - Stone dressing, meal conditioning and millwrighting Chapter 9 - Drainage windpumps Chapter 10 - Bibliography, glossary and index

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"Windmills - their Construction and Mechanics. An Illustrated Study"


  • 2002 (Creation)

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1 loose-leaf book, 179 pages, including indexes, glossary and bibliography

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(11 May 1923 - 6 February 2015)

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The book gives a history of the development of windmill technology over the centuries. It details the many design variations found in windmills, with the technical pros and cons for each. Many are illustrated with detailed photographs from 130 mostly British windmills. There is an extensive glossary of the technical terms used, a bibliography and a list of the 130 windmills. The information was collected over many years by Wynn Tremenheere and his wife Mary during their travels around England, starting in 1986. The book is dedicated to Mary Tremenheere (1926-2005).

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The book is held by Cranbrook Windmill Association at Union Mill Cranbrook where it is available for inspection.

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Digitised by the Cranbrook Windmill Association, 2018.

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