Buckwheat handmills in Brittany

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    Authors & editors

    Gaucheron, Andre [Author]

    Publisher TIMS
    Year of publication 1990

    English (main text)

    Medium Book
    SeriesBibliotheca Molinologica
    No. in series9

    People and communities > People & families
    Energy & power > Muscle power

    Scope & contentA study of the development and use of two types of hand mill used in Brittany in the 19th century. Describes how the wooden hand mills were made in order to most efficiently grind buckwheat and how the design adapted over time. Contains the story of the Plihon family who specialised in the production of buckwheat hand mills.
    KeywordsFrance, Archaeology & history

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    Accession no. 12723

    • Shelf location: F300