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BOBTAIL WINDMILL

Bobtail windmill on display at the Morawa Museum     The Bobtail Windmill Company was based at Gidgegannup in Western Australia. The Bobtail windmill is unique in that it is of a tail-less and gearless design, quite similar in appearance to the Jolly windmill of New Zealand. It is self- governing and made of lightweight hot dipped galvanised steel that is welded to give strength and fewer wear points. They were made in three wind-wheel sizes of 7ft, 8ft and 10ft with towers in four sizes from 12ft to 40ft. They could be mounted on a post tower or on a more conventional three or four legged tower.
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