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- DescriptionThe Aermotor Windmill Company, which commenced operations in Chicago in 1888, is the nation's sole remaining full-time manufacturer of water-pumping machines. The company's imprint on rural America, particularly across the West, is still visible today in the tens of thousands of its windmills that bring water to the earth's surface. Still Turning is the first book to explore the rise of the American windmill through the experience of this important company. Aermotor founder La Verne Noyes and engineer Thomas Perry developed and perfected the all-metal wind pump in the 1880s. Within a decade, the mathematical windmill began to dominate the market. Aermotor continued to expand and invate. The ruggedness and simplicity of the American mechanical windmill has allowed it to outlast many newer water-pumping techlogies over the years with minimal maintenance and oversight. Christopher C. Gillis traces this story and more, from the early days of the company to Aermotor's present-day relevance as it continues to produce its iconic windmills. Still Turning is a significant contribution t only to the history of wind power but also to the history of American enterprise.
- Author BiographyChristopher C. Gillis is the editor of American Shipper and The Windmiller's Gazette. He lives in Frederick, Maryland, USA.
- Author(s)Christopher C. Gillis
- PublisherTexas A & M University Press
- Date of Publication30/09/2015
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleTarleton State University Southwestern Studies in the Humanities
- Series Part/Volume Number27
- Place of PublicationCollege Station
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTexas A & M University Press
- Content Note120 black & white photographs
- Weight825 g
- Width216 mm
- Height279 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Foreword byT. Lindsay Baker
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