The Star Windmill
I've driven by this old windmill more than once over the past couple of years, but never found the lighting or the sky to my liking to bother shooting a photograpgh until this day.
Flint and Walling windmills built in Kendaville Indiana, go back to 1874 when they were first put into production. The production of windmills proved to be a boon for Flint, Walling, & Company.
In the late 1800s windmills were in great demand on the western plains among farmers in need of irrigation equipment.
In 1878 the firm patented the Star Windmill as seen in this photo (expand the photo, you can see the star symbol and the name Kendaville on the tail), its most successful product.
This simple, compact, yet powerful windmill, which was designed by Walling, went through numerous model changes over the years and was marketed throughout the world.
Click on the photo for a closer look.....