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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.
About This Item
- 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: 51 cm x 47.5 cm
- Local Code: 2008.346
- Object Type: Physical Object
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