Don Quixote tilts with the windmills.

Don Quixote

Don Quixote tilts with the windmills.

Drummer carries old man across river

Drummer

Drummer carries old man across river

A windmill and cityscape in Holland.

Dutch Scene

A windmill and cityscape in Holland.

A Windmill in the Netherlands.

Dutch Windmill

A Windmill in the Netherlands.

Scene from the story, "Blow, Wind, Blow."

Girl and Windmill

Scene from the story, "Blow, Wind, Blow."

Jan flying a kite in the story, "The Wind's Work."

Jan with kite

Jan flying a kite in the story, "The Wind's Work."

An illustration of a man riding a horse toward a windmill with a makeshift javelin, a play on Don Quixote.

Man and Horse

An illustration of a man riding a horse toward a windmill with a makeshift javelin, a play on Don Quixote.

"Some forms of centrifugal pump, however, have been designed for use with horse power and even for windmills."—Government Printing Office, 1897

Centrifugal Pump

"Some forms of centrifugal pump, however, have been designed for use with horse power and even for windmills."—Government…

A rainy day.

Rain

A rainy day.

The Old Stone Mill at Newport, R. I., once believed to have been constructed by men from Iceland. It is now commonly considered to be the remains of a seventeenth century windmill.

Stone Mill

The Old Stone Mill at Newport, R. I., once believed to have been constructed by men from Iceland. It…

A machine that runs on the energy generated by a wheel of adjustable blades or slats rotated by the wind.

Windmill Tower

A machine that runs on the energy generated by a wheel of adjustable blades or slats rotated by the…

Windmill

Windmill

Windmill

A mill turned by the wind.

Windmill

A mill turned by the wind.

A machine turned by the wind and designed to furnish motive power, as for pumping or for operating mills. Machines of this kind came into use in Europe about the 11th century, but the form was very different from those now used in the United States.

Windmill

A machine turned by the wind and designed to furnish motive power, as for pumping or for operating mills.…

A windmill is a machine that is powered by the energy of the wind. It is designed to convert the energy of the wind into more useful forms using rotating blades or sails. The term also refers to the structure it is commonly built on. In much of Europe, windmills served originally to grind grain, though later applications included pumping water and, more recently, generation of electricity.

Windmill

A windmill is a machine that is powered by the energy of the wind. It is designed to convert the energy…

A windmill is a machine that is powered by the energy of the wind. It is designed to convert the energy of the wind into more useful forms using rotating blades or sails. The term also refers to the structure it is commonly built on. In much of Europe, windmills served originally to grind grain, though later applications included pumping water and, more recently, generation of electricity.

Windmill

A windmill is a machine that is powered by the energy of the wind. It is designed to convert the energy…

A decorative doodad with windmills.

Windmill Doodad

A decorative doodad with windmills.

Fixed windmills, oriented to the prevailing wind were extensively used in the Cyclades islands of Greece. The economies of power and transport allowed the use of these 'offshore' mills for grinding grain transported from the mainland and flour returned. A 1/10th share of the flour was paid to the miller in return for his service. This type would mount triangular sails when in operation.

Fixed Axis Windmill

Fixed windmills, oriented to the prevailing wind were extensively used in the Cyclades islands of Greece.…

"Devices for lifting water are older than written history, and various forms of pumps are used on almost every farm in the country, every citizen being familiar with a number of ways of lifting water."—Government Printing Office, 1897

Homemade Jumbo Windmill

"Devices for lifting water are older than written history, and various forms of pumps are used on almost…

An ancient windmill dating back to the medieval era.

Medieval Windmill

An ancient windmill dating back to the medieval era.

Old Fashioned windmill in a field.

Old-Fashioned Windmill

Old Fashioned windmill in a field.

"Make a toy windmill as follows: take a square piece of strong, stiff, writing paper and from each corner cut inward nearly to the cener, making eight points. Bend four alternate points over the center and pass a pin through them and the center into the end of a wooden handle. A mere breath will make this turn round the pin as an axis."

Toy Windmill

"Make a toy windmill as follows: take a square piece of strong, stiff, writing paper and from each corner…

This windmill is a machine which converts the energy of wind to rotational motion by means of adjustable sails. The main use is as a grinding mill powered by the wind, reducing a solid or coarse substance into pump or minute grains, by crushing, grinding, or pressing. Windmills have also provided energy for obtaining fresh water from underground or drainage.

The Renewable Energy Source of Windmills

This windmill is a machine which converts the energy of wind to rotational motion by means of adjustable…