Watermills, windmills and stationary steam mills in Ireland: with special reference to problems of conservation

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    Bowie, Gavin G S [Author]

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    Year of publication 1975

    English (main text)

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    Energy & power > Water power
    Wind & watermills > Other Europe (not GB) > Island of Ireland


    Scope & contentThis is a thesis was presented in fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the Queen's University, Belfast. It was the result of three years research in the Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University of Belfast. Survey work was undertaken across Ireland for An Foras Forbatha, the National Institute for Physical Planning and Construction Research, Dublin.

    Divided into ten sections: 1 Introduction; 2 Waterwheels in Ireland - their design and development (horizontal, vertical, radial float undershot, wood and iron composite wheels, all-iron suspension circumference gearing, all-steel waterwheels and water turbines; 3 Grain mills; 4 Merchant milling and flour milling; 5 Some textile processes - raw wool, to finished cloth, flax to linen, corn and flax scotch mills; 6 Tide (salt water) mills; 7 Windmills in Ireland; 8 Stationary steam engines in Ireland, particularly used in the colleries; 9 Prime movers in Irish distilleries (whiskey) including Jameson's of Dublin, Power's of Dublin, Locke's of Kilbeggan in Westmeath, and Daly's at Tullamore in Co. Offaly; 10 Conclusions; Appendices: Prime movers - force; Brief summary of the development of the Centrifugal Governor; Bibliography.

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    Accession no. 230314

    • Shelf location: C110-BOW
    • Donor: Gavin G S Bowie
    • Notes: PhD Thesis