TL5966 : Stevens' Mill, Burwell - tentering governor

taken 2 years ago, near to Burwell, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Stevens' Mill, Burwell - tentering governor
Stevens' Mill, Burwell - tentering governor
This is a tower mill with four patent sails and fantail winding. The tower is tarred brick and clunch and the mill was built in 1820 and worked until c1955.

This shows a tentering governor. The mill tentering governor was 'borrowed' by James watt to control the speed of his rotative beam engines and the vast majority of stationary and portable steam engines were to sport some form of governor for as long as they were made. Steam locomotives were not fitted with governors. The same applied to most steam ships although some had overspeed governors.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
County (from Tags)
Cambridgeshire 
Place (from Tags)
Burwell 
Primary Subject of Photo
Windmill 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5902 6641 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:16.3709N 0:19.7542E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5902 6641
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