Dockyard Horizontal Windmill

A horizontal windmill developed by Stephen Hooper was installed in Sheerness Dockyard  for drawing water from a well.

From ‘Power from wind: a history of windmill technology’:

“This well is worked by horizontal wheels that will raise, with a smart breeze of wind, two tons of water within the hour; a supply thought sufficient for the wants of the place, and such as has made only one vessel necessary for bringing water to Sheerness, and even that is now considered rather as a job than matter of necessity.”

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