Books and Guidebooks on all aspects of water power and watermills

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Corn mill drawings of John Brandrick

Harback, 106pp, square format 210mm x 210mm with over 200 colour & 20 b&w illustrations of watermills and windmills.

On retirement John Brandrick decided, as a hobby, that he would put his architectural and mechanical draughting skills to use by carrying out surveys and preparing digital drawings of historical structures,…

Survey of mills in Delaware County, Pennsylvania 1826-1880

Softback 144 pages

Following a general introduction, the survey reproduces data on all the mills in the Delaware Valley organised in six lists organised by Location, Type of Mill; Owners, Creek, Product, and Reference Number. There is also a map of the 1826 Survey with a key. The historical sources…

London millwrights

A4 card covers 36pp colour and b/w illus
This study traces the pivotal role of the millwright in the London area during the early industrial revolution when horses, wind and especially water, were the primary power sources. They first came to public notice as a London Society of Journeymen in…

Schöne alte Wassermühlen

167 colour photographs of over 50 watermills in their surroundings taken by two enthusiasts who set themselves the task of discovering the remaining mills in West Germany in the late 1970s; some mills shown on maps no longer existed, others which did exist were not on the maps.

Many of…

MRG Proceedings, Conference 1

Out of print and very rare
A5 booklet Proceedings of the first annual conference of the Mills Research Group, a UK-based group. Each booklet contains research papers on various mill-related themes. This issue is particularly notable as te first in a series that has endured for more than 25 years

History of Corn Milling Vol 2 Watermills and Windmills

Hardback, 343pp,very good condition. American facsimile on superior paper and slightly larger format then the original.

This classic work covers the evolution of both watermills and windmills: exploring origins and design from the early Greeks and Romans though Norse mills, Domesday and medieval times to modern structures evident in Victorian…

The Brown Family

A4 Perfect Bound, 48pp plus card covers. This fascinating story details research on the Brown family and the traditional corn mills, steam mills and roller flour mills that they owned and operated in Hertfordshire, Surrey and London from 1810 to 1954.

This history of the Brown family began with Frederick…

Mills of Man

First Edition with good dust jacket, book condition very good, 224pp.
Describes the rise and fall of wind and water mills with some 35 wonderful photographs (b/w) of old watermills and windmills.

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