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Model windmill, West Houlton, 1865

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Model windmill, West Houlton, 1865

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John A. Hubbard (1820-1893) of West Houlton worked as a millwright, farmer, and cabinetmaker. He invented this improved design for a horizontal windmill in 1865 and registered his invention with the U.S. Patent office.

Hubbard’s invention includes a second wheel to help regulate the speed at which the mill turns. This demonstration model includes a reciprocating saw.

No record exists to suggest whether the full-size windmill was built.

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  • Title: Model windmill, West Houlton, 1865
  • Creator: Hubbard, John A.
  • Creation Date: circa 1865
  • Subject Date: 1865
  • Town: West Houlton
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood, metal
  • Dimensions (cm): 51 x 47.5
  • Local Code: 2008.346
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822

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Architectural models


Hubbard, John A.

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