Windmills and Millwrighting

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 16, 2011 - History - 222 pages
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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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Contents

CONCERNING WINDMILL HISTORY AND I
1
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF WINDMILLS
17
THE MILL COMES TO LIFE
33
SAILS AND MILLSTONES
58
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
70
BUILDING A WINDMILL
80
THE WINDMILL AT WORK
95
A MILLERS LIFE
114
NEW SAILS AT BRILL AND OTHER POSTMILL REPAIRS
132
WINDMILL REMOVALS
147
Glossary and Index
155
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