Windmills and Millwrighting
Originally published in 1957, this book provides a concise, yet highly detailed, record of the processes involved in building and maintaining windmills. Written by renowned windmill enthusiast Stanley Freese (1902-72), it is based on an accumulated knowledge gathered by the author during numerous discussions with millers, millwrights and mill repairers. The text is highly informative and, in addition to the main account, contains a wide variety of illustrative examples, including photographs and diagrams. This is a beautifully presented volume that will be of value to anyone with an interest in windmills and agricultural history in general.
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CONCERNING WINDMILL HISTORY AND I
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF WINDMILLS
THE MILL COMES TO LIFE
SAILS AND MILLSTONES
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
BUILDING A WINDMILL
THE WINDMILL AT WORK
A MILLERS LIFE
NEW SAILS AT BRILL AND OTHER POSTMILL REPAIRS
Glossary and Index
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