|English title||Black Forest mills|
|Authors & editors|
|Publisher||G. Braun, Karlsruhe|
|Year of publication||1985|
German (main text)
Wind & watermills by Region > Other Europe (not GB) > Germany, Austria & Switzerland
|Scope & content||Summary Translation |
A guide to the water mills of the Black Forest. After an overview of the history and development of mills, and a short glossary of some milling terms, the text goes on to describe in detail mill buildings, categorised with reference to their roof form and the materials and methods used for building them.
It goes on to discuss the water supply, and the capacity of millstones, before looking in detail at different kinds of water wheel. This is followed by a detailed description of the stages involved in milling grain. It goes on to look at combined mills and stamping mills, and mills and sawmills, and considers electrically powered mills.
The next section looks at some well-known Black Forest Mills, and the book ends with a description of agriculture in the Black Forest, the way local farmers milled their grain, and the historic rights and duties of millers. The book is richly illustrated with photos and diagrams.
|Keywords||Millwrighting, Milling, Germany, Timber, Cereals, People, Archaeology & history|
Accession no. 229876
- Shelf location: C114-JUT
- Donor: Michael Dufau Collection