Books and Guidebooks on all aspects of water power and watermills

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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.

Wheat flour milling from millstones to rollers

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Wheat flour milling underwent a radical change during the 25 year period from 1875 to 1900. The drive for the change came from continental Europe and the United States, where new flour mills had been built containing sophisticated machinery developed in an…

Saundersons

This is an account of three generations of outstanding traditional millwrights and engineers, all named John. Founded in 1812 at Louth, Lincolnshire, the business developed a reputation for good design, attention to detail and is credited with erecting some of the finest tower windmills in the United Kingdom. John Junior…

Glück zu!  Mühlen in Schleswig-Holstein

A5 Book 96pp, many b/w illustrations, issued to mark 20th anniversary of the association to preserve wind and water mills in Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg.
It has six chapters, written by five different authors. The first covers the history, working and technology of mills in Schleswig-Holstein, explaining in particular the differences…

Glück zu! Mühlengeschichten

Mills in East Germany!
Hardback book, 21 x 10 cm, 112pp including 48 photographic plates, many in colour
A collection of texts about water and windmills, containing descriptions, historical details and anecdotes about specific mills, and information about moves to restore some of them. The text quotes numerous poems and…

Mühlenbau – Wasserräder und Windmühlen bewahren und erhalten

Hardback, 208pp fine condition, as new, laminated cover.
German language

A comprehensive guide to millwrighting.
The first section deals with choice of timber.
The second section covers windmills: their history, types, computation of wind power, positioning of sails; and describes the construction of the different types.
The third section…

MRG Proceedings, Conference 2

A5 booklet Proceedings of the 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 for the extensive paper by Stephen Buckland on the windmill designs of John Smeaton

Topics include:
Windmills and Populations
Some…

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