Custom Windmills

Rinn Windmill

Holland Windmill


(unknown location)
Hampshire, IL 60140

 

Status

Destroyed


Uses

(1875 - ?) Feed


Constructed

(1875 - ?)


Millwright

William Rinn


Owners

William Rinn (1875 - 1883)

Rippe (1875 - 1883)

John Brill (1883 - ?)

 

 

 

The Rinn Windmill after being converted to engine-run power

Photo courtesy James Waughon



History

  

The only known history is from the Hampshire Public Library: “In 1875, S. W. L. Cook owned the store building now occupied by W. Hathaway. He built this building and several other stores, the cheese factory, the school and quite a number of dwellings.  At this time Rinn & Rippe had the gristmill which has been owned by John Brill since 1883. The Holland windmill then used, has been taken down and the work is now done by steam.”  According to texts William Rinn built the windmill initially.


 
 

Images

 

Photo of the Hampshire station and mill in background courtesy James Waughon



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