Mechanical Model - Tower Windmill
|Object||Assemble the wooden pieces to make a self-propelled windmill.|
|Type||Models and Kits|
|Dimensions||13.8 in x 18.9 in x 8.7 in / 35 cm x 48.5 cm x 22 cm|
UGEARS models are a unique combination of wood and mechanics. UGEARS feature easy-to-assemble wooden pieces and gears that actually move that will bring delight to novice and experienced modelers alike. Made with laser-cut high quality plywood, there is no glue required to assemble these intricate masterpieces. Detailed step-by-step color instructions are provided in 10 languages.
The Tower Windmill from Ugears is more than a mechanical puzzle. It is an exciting adventure into the history of old England. The model is based on the Chesterton Windmill, a 17th-century cylindrical stone tower windmill that was built outside the village of Chesterton, Warwickshire county. Built around 1632-33, the Windmill was restored between 1965 and 1974 and today it is the earliest tower mill in England to retain any of its working parts.
This unique construction with an arched base was presumably built by a prominent figure of the period, Sir Edward Peyto that owned Chesterton Manor at that time. This Ugears model designed in “Victorian steam-punk skeleton” style is based on a prototype from Chesterton. When spinning rapidly the aerodynamic twist sails create fairly strong wind. It also can work the other way around: blowing air directed at the sails will make them spin. Use a fan to demonstrate to your kids how real windmills operate.
Finished model size: 13.8 in x 18.9 in x 8.7 in / 35 cm x 48.5 cm x 22 cm
Self-assembly. No glue required! (Approximate assembly time: 15 hours)
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