The Old Mill, a smock type of windmill, believed to be the oldest operating windmill in the United States. Most of its parts are original. This mill is the sole survivor of four that once stood along the range of hills west of the town of Nantucket. The long spar and wheel rotate the top of the mill and turn the sails into the wind. Inside, visitors can watch the gears as corn is ground into meal, producing about 5 bushels an hour. Documentation of the restoration of the windmill is located at the Nantucket Historical Association's Research Center.
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Wind Power ProductionEra: 1700-1749DateCreated: 174650 Prospect StreetNantucketState: MACountry: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/wind-power-production/-165-old-mill-in-nantucket-%281746%29Creator: Wilbur, Nathan
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Hiroshi Okugawa (CC BY 2.0)Era_date_from: 1746