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Wainscott Windmill, Village of Wainscott, East Hampton, Suffolk County, NY



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Item Title


Location
Village of Wainscott, East Hampton, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-144
Building/structure dates: 1813 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1850 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1922 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1942 subsequent work
Significance: The Wainscott Windmill is one of eleven surviving 18th and early-19th century wind-powered gristmills on Long Island. This is one of three surviving windmills with a fantail.

Subjects
Grain Industry
Windmills
Libraries


Related Names
Wainscott Public Library
Brown, Lathrop
Dominy, Nathaniel
Green, Barney


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NORTH ELEVATION; SMALL SAILS ARE RECENT REPLACEMENTS
2. FANSTAGE
3. FLOOR 3; SHOWN ARE THE WINDSHAFT, BRAKE WHEEL, BRAKE LEVER, WOODEN BEVEL WALLOWER AND TOP BEARING OF UPRIGHT SHAFT
4. FLOOR 2; STONES AND MOST OF THE MACHINERY HAVE BEEN REMOVED; THE GREAT SPUR WHEEL HAS BEEN SET AT A HIGHER POSITION ON THE UPRIGHT SHAFT; THE STONE CRANE REMAINS IN PLACE


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