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(partially obscured) Plate VI, illustrating Part III, On the construction and Effects of Wind-Mill Sails
(commencing at page 41).

ex J. Smeaton, F.R.S., An experimental enquiry concerning the natural powers of water and wind to turn mills, and other machines, depending on a circular motion. London, 1760

John Smeaton (1724-92 *) was an important civil and mechanical engineer, and contributor to the Lunar Society. He is said to have coined the term civil engineering.
 

21 December 2012
tags: lunatics; mechanics; motion, circular; notation, experimental; Smeaton, John; water; wind