W. Blake. The Aerial Windmill. 4km north west of Balaklava, South Australia

Walter Blake - The Aerial Windmill

Walter BLAKE was the founder of the Balaklava Foundry. He was born in Hawick, Scotland in 1851 and brought up at Smithfield, South Australia where he began his trade under his father. In 1876 he moved to Balaklava, South Australia and set up business for himself manufacturing general farm implements in Edith St. BLAKE advertised as having a branch in Port Wakefield in 1893. Applied for a windmill patent with Joseph H. HORWOOD in 1894. He took 1st prize for his windmills at the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Show, Adelaide. The AERIAL windmill was an iron windmill manufactured from c1892 - c1904.
Photographed 4km north west of Balaklava, South Australia on 4 October 2002 by B.G. Hewitson.
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