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Edmund Lee

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Edmund Lee ( -1763), of Wigan

A smith and millwright at Brock Mill Forge, Wigan, who patented the fantail used to turn windmills to face into the wind. He died in 1763.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology, edited by Lance Day, Ian McNeil, Routledge, 1996, referring to 'Lee's Patent Windmill' by Stephen Buckland, 1987