Sale of Conisborough Windmill

May 1880

Mexborough and Swinton Times, May 21.

Sale by Mr Hubert J.Cundy.

To Millers, Millwrights, Brokers and Others.

Conisbrough Wind Mill.

Conisbrough, near Doncaster, Rotherham.

Sale of valuable Mill Contents, Machinery, Stones and “Eureka”


Mr Hubert J Cundy,has received instruction fromA Montague, Esq to Sell by auction upon the premises before mentioned, on Wednesday, June 2, 1880, the whole of the Machinery and contents of the Conisbrough Windmill, in the following order:

Lot 1 – Four patented sails with cross brake wheel and top fittings complete, up right shaft, spare wheel and nuts, stone spindles, two pairs French stones, one pair, grey stones, sack tackle, brig trees, governors etc

Lot 2 – Wood flour dressing machine.

Lot 3 – New patented American “Eureka” for separating grain, recently erected by Nell, Harrison and Co., London, together with a right shaft and driving pulleys for same, all complete

Lot 4 – Set of best iron gearing, for driving milll, pumps etc by steam power, together with upright shafting

Lot 5 – Sundry leather driving straps, connected with mill (by weight)

Lot 6 – Sundry lot of 6 inch cast iron flange pipes.

Sale, to commence from 1 to 2 o’clock in the afternoon, subject to conditions of sale.

Further information may be had, of Mr James Rodgers, Montagu arms, Mexborough, or the Auctioneer, seven, East Parade, Leeds and Wetherby

Mexborough and Swinton Times, June 11

The Wind Mill

The sale of the Conisbrough Windmill, along with the whole of the machinery, offered in six lots was put up for auction by Mr H.J. Cundy there being a large attendance of persons from the country round.

The following were the purchasers:

Mr William Brown, Roche Abbey; Mr William Brightmore, Doncaster; Mr Hanson, Boroughbridge; Mr R. Wilson, Conisbrough; Mr Fletcher, Sheffield and Mr Turner of Sprotborough.

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