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Daniel Halladay

Halladay Windmill on display at the American Wind Power Center in Lubbock, Texas
Halladay Windmill in Niederwartha, Dresden, Saxony, Germany

Daniel Halladay (born November 24, 1826 in Marlboro, Vermont – March 1, 1916 in Santa Ana, California[1] was an American engineer, inventor and businessman, best known for his innovative 1854 self-regulating farm wind pump at Ellington, Connecticut.[2][3][4][5] Versions of this windmill became an iconic part of the rural landscape in the United States, Argentina, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa - mostly because of the role they play in a natural source of electricity. His invention of the windmill was a crucial key to the old steam trains as back then, they were mainly powered by water, so the water pumping mechanism (the windmill) helped the advance of trains.

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  1. ^ Baker, T. Lindsay (1 January 1985). "A Field Guide to American Windmills". University of Oklahoma Press – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ "IRON MAN WINDMILL". ironmanwindmill.com. 
  3. ^ "A Field Guide to American Windmills". google.nl. 
  4. ^ "Water pumping windmills by Dorothy Ainsworth". backwoodshome.com. 
  5. ^ "Water Well Development, SARRATT/SARRETT/SURRATT Families of America". ancestry.com.