The platform at the back of the CAP giving support & access to the FANTAIL of a tower or smock mill.
A small set of sails having typically from 6 to 8 wooden boarded BLADES, set at right angles to the main windmill SAILS, and connected to the winding gear to allow the mill to move automatically into the wind. Located to the rear of the POST MILL or the CAP of a TOWER or SMOCK MILL. The "Fan" is connected by SHAFTS & GEARS to the rack on the curb or to TRAM WHEELS as appropriate, to keep the sails facing the EYE OF THE WIND. There many variants of design. Patented by Edmund Lee in 1745. Also known as FLY TACKLE. See FAN, FLY, FAN SPARS etc. See WINDING GEAR.
An American term for CRACKING.
A TEXTILE MILL in which FLAX (the fibrous stem of the linseed plant) is processed.
For grinding flint for use in ceramic industries. see also POTTERS MILL.
A vessel containing milling machinery and powered by undershot wheels, moored where the current is strongest (e.g. midstream or beneath the arch of a bridge) or where access is easiest (e.g. near the river bank) also known as a BOAT MILL.
(1) The wood or metal blades, or paddles, of an undershot waterwheel. Often made of Elm, Oak or Pitch-pine. Fixed by the STARTS to the rim of the wheel. The boards are pushed by the water to turn the wheel by absorbing kinetic energy from the water. (2) The BLADES on a SCOOP WHEEL.
A mill in which water power is used to drive the machinery, or bellows, for forging iron.
A mill in which the FULLING of cloth is carried out. First referred to in the C12th.