Self-covered reprints mainly from the Proceedings of the Newcomen Society, with some from similar technical publications

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Essex windmills

This paper on Essex Windmills was originally read at the Science Museum in London in April 1958, to the Newcomen Society.

Written and presented by Rex Wailes, who has long had the reputation as the leading British authority on all things mill related.

With 16 photographs (b/w) as well as…

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Dorset Watermills

The seminal paper on Dorset’s many watermills. with detailed tables descriptions and a total of 25 photographic plates.

This publications is also available with a later, separately published addendum (qv)

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Watermills in Iran

A paper examining the history of water milling in Iran, the sites, gear and operation of many mills and the reasons for their decay from 1960. Reprinted for series of papers IRAN XXXI 1993. Card cover, 28cm x 22cm, 36 pages with monochrome illustrations.

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Some Windmill Fallacies

17 plates and several diagrams illustrate this important paper. Detailed notes are provided on statements in 24 “established” reference books. Many flights of fancy and outright errors are highlighted.


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Millstones. Quarries and Millstone Makers

Discusses the various types of millstone. Includes extensive lists of quarries and quarry sites in Great Britain together with names and addresses of some 70 British firms which manufactured French-burr millstones in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

This copy is in very good condition, but the previous owner’s…

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