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Drainage Mill

Drainage Mill

Photographer: Payne Jennings, John (1843-1926)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: 10354.aa.14

Item number: 17

Length: 8

Width: 11.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

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“Drainage Mill. – Constructed, so far as the motive power is concerned, precisely in the same way as the ordinary wind-mill; these mills pump water instead of grinding corn and crushing wheat. The motive power is used to turn a water-wheel in some cases, but in others a chain pump or a bucket wheel. Skeleton mills of peculiar construction will also be noticed in many places; while at Earlsham, near Norwich, may be seen a circular mill, upon the American principal, working a hydraulic ram for conveying water to a farmhouse, half-a-mile distant.”

Letterpress description by Ernest R. Suffling accompanying Plate XXXIII from ‘Sun Pictures of the Norfolk Broads’.

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