The Contribution of the Windmill to the Industrial Revolution
A5 30pp 12b/w illus
Rex Wailes Lecture no 6
Covers all windmills except those used either to crush grain or for land drainage. “In other words, the mills used in the processing of raw materials and the manufacture of commodities”
The book offers an analysis of the ways in which wind power was used by industrialists, that is the entrepreneurial merchants and manufacturers, first in the period up to 1810 and then during the rest of the 19th century.
It is clear that during that period many industrialists preferred wind power to the rapidly growing use of steam power.
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