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Farris Windmill

Photographed by Michelle Andonian
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Artifact

Windmill

Date Made

circa 1650

Summary

The Farris windmill is said to be the oldest windmill in the United States. It was built in the mid-1600s and operated in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Farris family ran it for three generations, starting in 1782. The wind moved the sails of this windmill to operate the grain milling machinery inside. The stone first floor was added at Greenfield Village.

Creators

Unknown 

Object ID

35.898.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Porches and Parlors District

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Fanning Mill, circa 1830

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Fanning mill

Date Made

circa 1830

Summary

Fanning mills, one of the earliest farm machines, mechanized the winnowing process which separates the grain from the lighter chaff and straw with a breeze created by the wind or flapping a bedsheet. A hand-cranked fan blows the grain and chaff across vibrating screens. The heavier grain kernels fall through the screens, and the chaff and straw is blown out.

Creators

Peck, Lemuel 

Object ID

00.414.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Soybean Lab Agricultural Gallery

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1963 Chrysler Gas Turbine Sedan

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1963 Chrysler Gas Turbine Sedan

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Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1963

Summary

Many companies experimented with gas turbine cars after World War II. But only Chrysler actually put them into the public's hands. In 1963, Chrysler lent 50 of these head turners to potential customers to get real world feedback. Users loved the low maintenance and lack of vibration but complained about sluggish acceleration and poor fuel economy. Rising gasoline prices ultimately killed the turbine dream.

Object ID

66.52.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Chrysler Corporation.

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

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thehenryford.org

1963 Chrysler Gas Turbine Sedan

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What is The Henry Ford?

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