In the latest set of links to news items, an interesting history of the Tornado Windmill Company in New York State from its founding in 1874 attracted my attention
The full article may be found at http://www.thedailynewsonline.com/articles/2009/05/04/news/5311178.txt American windmills are of course referred to in the UK as wind engines, but ours don’t look quite like Tornados!
The publisher points out that “the article was researched and written by Anne Marie Starowitz. Information was from files of the Genesee County History Department, from a pamphlet written by Scott Benz, Elba’s town and village historian. Please check the Web site at http://www.hollandlandoffice.com ”