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AUSTRALIAN WINDMILL MANUFACTURERS - S

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SAFETY WINDMILL
    - See - (J-M) LACEY, S. & Co.
SALMAN, W. & CO
    Operated in Mount Barker, South Australia. The founder William SALMAN was born in Birmingham, England and came to South Australia in 1876. The PERSEVERENCE IRONWORKS was founded in 1893 to make agricultural implements. Later in c1898 he took his son William Harris SALMAN (1877 - ) as partner and carried on under the name W. SALMAN & CO. The Foundry was near the Mount Barker creek. Offering a windmill for sale in 1899.
SAMSON WINDMILL
    - see - STOVER MANUFACTURING & ENGINE CO.
    - see - SAMSON OPEN GEARED Windmill
SANDOVER, William & CO
    Addresses.
  1. Perth, Western Australia - 1899
  2. William St, Perth, Western Australia - 1885
  3. Fremantle, Western Australia - 1899
  4. High St, Fremantle, Western Australia - 1885
SANDOVERS
    - see - (F-I) HARRIS SCARFE & SANDOVERS.
SAUNDERS BREAK OF GAUGE & ENGINEERING COMPANY LTD
    - see - (S) SAUNDERS ENGINEERING CO. LTD
SAUNDERS ENGINEERING Co
    Kilkenny, South Australia manufacturer. Previously known as SPEEDY WINDMILL Co. John Henry SAUNDERS was the director of the company who had fifteen patents, mainly for windmills and pumps, dating between 1906 and 1932. The company failed in the early 1940's after John Henry SAUNDERS was killed in a car accident in January 1939.
SAUNDERS AND STUART
    Exhibited a windmill at the 1912 Perth Royal Show.
SCOTT & YOUNG
    Windmill manufacturer of Carlton, Victoria who manufactured windmills 1891 - 1894.
   In 1887 Scott & Young, Atlas Company of Engineers, Latrobe and Queen Streets, Melbourne, also advertised an Althouse windmill, but they claimed to be the patentees and sole manufacturers. They offered the windmill with a choice of the stock sizes ten, twelve, fourteen and sixteen foot plus the stated that that larger sizes could be made on demand. Their advertising shows a tower platform with Althouse written on it, and what appears to be a Raymond windmill. It is possible that they may have had an arrangement with the American company.
SHARP, H. W.
    Patented a self regulating windmill system in February 1864 in Melbourne.
SHAW, ALFRED LIMITED
    Wholesale ironmonger and general merchant of Townsville, Queensland, who also dealt in windmills. Advertised in Wise's P. O. Directory of Queensland in 1903.
SHIRREFF, T.
    Windmill manufacturer of Stawell, Victoria who produced windmills in 1930.
SIMPLEX WINDMILL
    - see - (A-B) BALAKLAVA FOUNDRY.
    - see - (F-I) INTERCOLONIAL BORING CO.
    - see - (T) TOOWOOMBA FOUNDRY & RAILWAY ROLLING STOCK CO.
SIMPLEX ECONOMY WINDMILL
    - see - (T) TOOWOOMBA FOUNDRY & RAILWAY  ROLLING STOCK CO.
SIMPLEX GEARED WINDMILL
    - see - (F-I) INTERCOLONIAL BORING CO.
SKY ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Their factory was at 83 Queen's Road, Five Dock, N.S.W. It replaced another site. Another address was 127a Sussex St, Sydney from 1930 - 1933.
SNOOK, Charles William
    Of Brookton, Western Australia took out US patent no. 1,654,436 on the 27th of December 1927, from an application made in 1925. He also applied for an Australian Patent in 1924. Very streamlined head design but not internals, for a windmill with blades similar to those used on the FORTESCUE made ECONOMY windmill.
SOUTHERN CROSS MACHINERY LTD
    c1903 - 1994. In 1901 The TOOWOOMBA FOUNDRY began making well drilling equipment labelled as SOUTHERN CROSS equipment. Then in c1902 Bert GRIFFITHS designed and manufactured the first SOUTHERN CROSS Windmill. This and the well drilling equipment soon earned a reputation for strength and effective operation, thus the trade name SOUTHERN CROSS was adopted by the TOOWOOMBA FOUNDRY in 1911. They had however applied for the trademark in 1906. The company that until this time had marketed its products through mail order catalogues, established sales branches to ensure factory capacity was maintained and increased. These branches were staffed by factory trained representatives, who called on landholders to sell SOUTHERN CROSS Products. In 1925 they amalgamated with the ECLIPSE Windmill Company. Documented cases of the company exporting its products were recorded in 1939. Natcorp Investments Ltd, a publicly listed investment company, took a 49% interest in SOUTHERN CROSS in 1987. Until that time ownership remained wholly with the GRIFFITHS family. In 1990 SOUTHERN CROSS became a wholly owned subsidiary of National Consolidated Ltd. Then in May 1993 the foundry was separated from the pumps and irrigation business, the latter being sold to a management buy-out of the branch and agency network, manufacturing assets including the non-ferrous foundry, the fabricating, galvanising and assembly operations plus the National Distribution Warehouse. On the 31st January 1994, SOUTHERN CROSS MACHINERY PTY LTD was renamed SOUTHERN CROSS PUMPS and IRRIGATION PTY LTD.
SOUTHERN CROSS PUMPS AND IRRIGATION LTD
    1994 - On the 31st January 1994, SOUTHERN CROSS MACHINERY PTY LTD was renamed SOUTHERN CROSS PUMPS and IRRIGATION PTY LTD. In December 1996 A.M.P., Australia's leading non-bank finance company, purchased 46% of SOUTHERN CROSS. The retail branches of the company throughout Australia were sold to private operators in the irrigation and pumping industry, allowing SOUTHERN CROSS to focus on product development, manufacture and wholesale distribution.
SOUTHERN CROSS WINDMILL
    - see - (T) TOOWOOMBA FOUNDRY & RAILWAY ROLLING STOCK CO.
    - see - (T) TOOWOOMBA FOUNDRY CO LTD.
    - see - (T) TOOWOOMBA FOUNDRY PTY LTD.
SOUTHERN CROSS [SOUTH AFRICA]
    Their version of the SOUTHERN CROSS IZ model imported to Australia and sold by RAINDROP AGRICULTURAL.
SOUTHERN CROSS WINDMILL COMPANY
    Address - New South Wales - King St, St Peters. - 1922 - 1933.
SPEEDY WINDMILL
    - see - SAUNDERS ENGINEERING CO. LTD
SPEEDY WINDMILL AND PUMP Co
    Kilkenny, South Australia. This company is tied in with SAUNDERS ENGINEERING CO. LTD. At present it is not known which is the earlier form.
SPEEDY WINDMILL Co
    - see - SAUNDERS ENGINEERING Co. LTD
SPRINGER AND GREGORY
    - see - (N-R) PHELPS & BIGELOW.
    This company was in Rockford, Illinois in the USA, and succeeded SPRINGER and THAYER, windmill manufacturers of the same location who were active in the 1870's. It itself was succeeded by I. W. SPRINGER and Company in the 1890's. They were possible suppliers of IXL windmills.
STANDARD WINDMILL
    - see - SAUNDERS ENGINEERING Co. LTD
STAR ZEPHYR WINDMILL
    - see - (F-I) FLINT & WALLING.
STATE BABY WINDMILL
    - see - STATE IMPLEMENT AND ENGINEERING WORKS.
STATE IMPLEMENT AND ENGINEERING WORKS
    West Australian government foundry which began producing windmills in 1915 at Rocky Bay, Fremantle. They had showrooms and offices in Murray Street, Perth. Later known as the STATE ENGINEERING WORKS. A branch was established in South Australia.
STEEL STAR WINDMILL
    - see - (F-I) FLINT & WALLING.
STEEL WINGS WINDMILL
    - see - (A-B) BULLOCK ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING CO LTD.
STEEL WINGS WINDMILL Co
    Windmill manufacturer of North Sydney, NSW. They produced a windmill c1900 which was also made in the UK, but originated in Australia. Address was Bay Rd, North Sydney from 1907 to 1911 and also at 107 Pitt St, Sydney in 1909.
STEVENS, James
    - see - (A-B) BRITTANIAN IRONWORKS.
    - see - (C-E) EAGLE FOUNDRY.
STEVENS BROS
    Charlie and Bill, manufacturers at Footscray, Victoria. Charlie STEVENS died in an explosion at the works.The company later became the West Footscray Engineering Co.
STOVER MANUFACTURING & ENGINE Co
    Large windmill manufacturer at Freeport, Illinois, USA. These were imported over a fair period because examples can be found of the open gearbox SAMSON and the SAMSON OIL RITE models and probably others. An Australian trademark application for this name was made in 1881. There was an application in Australia for the trademark STOVER by B.S.WILLIAMS, Homer MARVEL, M.B.WILLIAMS and J.D.BROWER trading as B.S.WILLIAMS and Co in 1881/2. In 1883/4 another application for the trade mark was made by Andrew NOWELL and George LUSH trading as ANDREW NOWEL and Co.
    IMPORTED INTO AUSTRALIA or sold by
  1. AUSTRALASIAN IMPLEMENT CO     FREEPORT windmill - 1897 advertised as sole agents.
  2. DEHLE, BENNISON & CO
  3. DONOVAN & McCRAY
  4. ENGINEERING SUPPLY CO OF AUSTRALIA
  5. GEO P. HARRIS SCARFE & CO    In 1885 they applied for and used the trademark "Old Reliable Freeport" OLD RELIABLE FREEPORT 1881 - 1889.
  6. HARRIS SCARFE & SANDOVERS LTD    SAMSON open gear - 1925. STOVER OIL RITE - 1933. SAMSON OIL RITE.
  7. HORWOOD, J. H. & CO    IDEAL windmill, both wooden and steel models - 1892.
  8. OVERALL, McCRAY LTD    Baldrock, Balmain. SAMSON open geared windmill.
  9. SANDOVER, William & CO    SAMSON open gear - 1915. IDEAL, Steel - 1899.
  10. WELCH PERRIN & CO    Melbourne, Victoria.
STOVER OIL RITE WINDMILL
    - see - STOVER MANUFACTURING & ENGINE Co.
    - see - STOVER OIL RITE Windmill
STRATE STROKE PUMPS & ENGINES PTY LTY
    Address at Cowper St, Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria. They were offering SPECIAL A and SPECIAL B windmills in 1941.
SYDNEY WINDMILL CO
    Advertised windmills at Bolton St, Marrickville, NSW in 1915 to 1917.
SYMON, HAMMOND & HUBBLE
    - see - (J-M) MAST FOOS.
SYMONDS, James
   Patented from Melbourne a wooden wheeled windmill in 1882.
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