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December 21 2017 0Comment

Comet launches discounted prices of its two smallest mills

“Comet Windmills Australia announces the launch at discounted prices of its two smallest mills, the 8ft & 10FT C Pattern, purely aimed at buyers wanting an iconic piece of Australian outback agricultural history added to their property purely for aesthetics and a great addition to things like driveway entrances and gardens. These mills cannot pump [...]
October 04 2017 0Comment

Comet v Geared Mills

All Comet mills work on the direct acting principle, by the use of a single-throw crankshaft, and so there are only three working parts. They are the driving shaft which is integral with the wind, wheel and crank, the connecting rod and the crosshead. The swivel and drawbar are not really working parts for the […]

May 18 2017 3Comments

Where did the big ones go?

One of the largest wind wheel sizes produced in Australia was for the 35ft [10. 7 metre] Comet ‘B’ Pattern windmill. These were made by ‘Sidney Williams & Co’. Only fifteen of them seem to have been produced. The first six were made in Rockhampton, Queensland from 1915 to 1922, and the others were made […]