Schneidmühlen im Frankenwald

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    English titleSawmills in the Franconian forest
    Authors & editors

    Kuff, Paul [Author]
    Klüfer, Hans Albert [Author]
    Paschmann, Walter [Author]

    Publisher Freunde der Plassenburg e.V.
    Year of publication 1985

    German (main text)

    Medium Book

    Manufacturing > Timber & plant products


    Scope & contentSummary TranslationA book about the successful restoration of the Hochofen sawmill in Stadtsteinach in the Franconian forest in Bavaria.The text starts with the history of sawmills in the forest, built along the many streams and rivers of the district, and their importance for its economic development. It looks in more detail at the mills in Stadtsteinach, then describes the techniques and development of water-driven sawmills and the different types. The last part of the book turns to the Hochofen mill, built in 1865, which finally became uneconomic and stopped operating in 1954. It was bought by the town in 1981 and was able to start sawing again in 1982.It ends with a timeline of the evolution of mills in the context of historical events and a glossary of watermill terms.The book is richly illustrated with historical drawings, reproductions of historical documents, diagrams and black-and-white photos.

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    Accession no. 229897

    • Shelf location: W 114.3-KUF