Publication:

Verfmolen de Kat anno 1782

    Full details

    English titleThe de Kat dyestuff mill, anno 1782
    Authors & editors

    Anon, [Author]

    Publisher Verenigung “De Zaansche Molen”
    Languages

    German (main text)

    Medium Book
    Edition1
    Topics

    Dyestuffs & textiles > Tanning & dyestuffs

    Scope & contentSummary TranslationFolding tourist leaflet written in typescript about the De Kat dyestuff mill in Zaandam in the Netherlands. It outlines the history of mills on the Zaan, where windmills were first constructed around 1600, then describes the mechanism of the sails, and the production of dyestuffs, initially by pounding tropical woods, and later rocks. The mill was restored in 1959 and is probably now the only wind powered dyestuff mill in the world.The leaflet contains sketches of parts of the mill and diagrams of the rigging of the sails in function of the strength of the wind.

    Copies held

    Accession no. 230067

    • Shelf location: W112_ANO
    • Notes: Summary TranslationFolding tourist leaflet written in typescript about the De Kat dyestuff mill in Zaandam in the Netherlands. It outlines the history of mills on the Zaan, where windmills were first constructed around 1600, then describes the mechanism of the sails, and the production of dyestuffs, initially by pounding tropical woods, and later rocks. The mill was restored in 1959 and is probably now the only wind powered dyestuff mill in the world.The leaflet contains sketches of parts of the mill and diagrams of the rigging of the sails in function of the strength of the wind.