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Transfer of windmill or watermill technology

Author: Torben Jenk

What evidence is there for transatlantic technology transfer as far as mill construction is concerned?

I live near the former sites of Masters’ Tide Mill (ca. 1718), and Koster’s Wind-Mill and Boulting Mill (ca. 1750), both along the Delaware River in Philadelphia. I am particularly interested in learning about the likely technology used in those mills, suspecting that they might have been ordered and delivered “ready framed” from England.

Any suggestions welcome!