About the Book
It’s exciting to bring you this facsimile edition of Windmill Weights. When the book was first published in 1985, it was promoted as,“The book no one has been waiting for.” Very few people at that time were aware of what windmill weights were. Word spread and many national publications wrote about the subject. Prices climbed. The book sold out quickly and became a classic. That’s the reason for this publication. It’s a book that has been appreciated by folk art collectors, antique collectors and dealers, graphic designers, history and photography buffs, interior designers and farm implement enthusiasts. I hope you enjoy it.
Milton Simpson, a graphic designer and collector of American folk art, was a partner for many years in the award-winning design firm of Johnson & Simpson Graphic Designers. Simpson has designed numerous illustrated books for publishers, museums and corporations. He is the author of "Windmill Weights" (recognized for excellence by the American Institute of Graphic Arts) and "Folk Erotica: Celebrating Centuries of Erotic Americana" (Harper Collins). Born and raised in New York City, he still lives and works there.