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The Power of Waterwheels

Author: Stuart Mousdale Does anyone know of any books, articles, etc which deal with estimating power output from water wheels or could comment on this subject? I work as a volunteer at Dunham Massey sawmill in Cheshire. Recently there has been some discussion amongst the mill stewards regarding the power output from the water wheel…

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Mills at Harby, Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire

Author: Leslie Cram Information on mills at Harby in Leicestershire can be found on my website. The most useful links arehttp://www.harby.co.uk/directories.htmhttp://www.harby.co.uk/factfile.htmhttp://www.harby.co.uk/mill.htm We have done the best we can to get the information for the photographs correct. Sometimes, particularly for dates, we have made a guess. We will welcome any information that can be sent to…

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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…

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Mystery watermill

Author: Peter Durham Please could you identify this mill? I have a painting which I think must be a copy of the same by A.R.Quinton entitled River Gissing. I have contacted the Norfolk Mills site and they have suggested that I contact you.Thank you for any help you can give.Peter Durham. petedrums@btinternet.com

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Come and See Behind the Scenes on National Mills Weekend

Author: Sheila Viner As part of the 2009 National Mills Weekend we are opening our Archives and Library and would be delighted if you and any of your friends come to see us. Watlington House houses over a million items relating to wind/water/animal powered mills and milling families. As well as our comprehensive website http://www.millsarchive.com we provide…

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