Publication:

Arbeiten und Leben in der Kornmühle

    Full details

    English titleWorking and living in the corn mill
    Authors & editors

    Scheuermann, Adelgard [Author]

    Publisher VSA-Verlag
    Year of publication 1989
    Languages

    German (main text)

    Medium Book
    Edition1
    ISBN3879754918
    Topics

    Energy & power > Development of technology

    Scope & contentSummary Translation

    The social history and technology of the water mill in Trittau from 1650 to the present, published to mark the 750th anniversary of Trittau, in Schleswig-Holstein.It starts with a description of the mill’s location, then describes the evolution of corn grinding from prehistoric times. The next chapters describe the mills in Trittau: there were originally two, one for corn and one a sawmill. They cover the changing role and status of the millers, how they were organised and trained and the population they served. The text goes on to describe the changes in technology in the 19th century, with the introduction of horizontal turbines, steam and electric power. It considers the impact of the Prussian takeover of Schleswig-Holstein in 1864 and disputes over water rights in the face of modernisation. After a brief look at the technology of the water mill, the text describes life in the mill in the 20th century, and its forced auction sale in 1933 which took it out of the hands of the Holst family who had run it since the 18th century. The firm which took it over ran it until 1973, when it was sold to the communal authorities where it is now under protection as a historical monument.The paperback booklet is richly illustrated with photos, diagrams and reproductions of historical documents.
    KeywordsMillwrighting, Milling, Germany, Timber, Cereals, Family history, People, Archaeology & history

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    • Shelf location: W114.3_SCH
    • Notes: Summary TranslationThe social history and technology of the water mill in Trittau from 1650 to the present, published to mark the 750th anniversary of Trittau, in Schleswig-Holstein.It starts with a description of the mill’s location, then describes the evolution of corn grinding from prehistoric times. The next chapters describe the mills in Trittau: there were originally two, one for corn and one a sawmill. They cover the changing role and status of the millers, how they were organised and trained and the population they served. The text goes on to describe the changes in technology in the 19th century, with the introduction of horizontal turbines, steam and electric power. It considers the impact of the Prussian takeover of Schleswig-Holstein in 1864 and disputes over water rights in the face of modernisation. After a brief look at the technology of the water mill, the text describes life in the mill in the 20th century, and its forced auction sale in 1933 which took it out of the hands of the Holst family who had run it since the 18th century. The firm which took it over ran it until 1973, when it was sold to the communal authorities where it is now under protection as a historical monument.The paperback booklet is richly illustrated with photos, diagrams and reproductions of historical documents.