Windmill

Built in 1888 and running to provide electricity to the Brush family mansion basement laboratories and residence, this early windpower generator installation had a 56 foot diameter wheel.  In the photograph to the right you can see a gardener pushing a lawn mower.  Generated electricity charged battery banks which provided continuous power for heating, light and power for appliances, also to supply the electrical laboratory in the mansion's basement where Charles Brush worked on his inventions.

 

It ran until 1910 when Brush joined with other industrialists to form the Cleveland Electric Light Company.

1888 Brush Windmill
2011 IGTI article - April 2011 - Brush Windmill.JPG

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