Schleifkotten, Mühlen und Hämmer an den Solinger Bächen

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    English titleRural grinding mills, mills and hammers on the streams of Solingen
    Authors & editors

    Lunkenheimer, Ludwig [Author]

    Publisher Rheinland Verlag
    Year of publication 1990

    German (main text)

    Medium Book

    Wind & watermills > Other Europe (not GB) > Germany, Austria & Switzerland
    Mining & extraction > Iron


    Scope & contentSummary Translation
    Issued by the Rhineland Region Association, this lists and describes water-driven hammers, grinding mills and other types of mills in the valleys of the Solingen district. The town of Solingen is famous for the production of knife blades.

    The text is arranged by river valley, and details all the mills to be found there, describing their position, and history, including the history of the millers operating them. Each description gives the source of the information. A map shows the location of all the mills and hammers in the district in 1850. The book is illustrated with black-and-white photos and historical plans, maps and drawings, covering most of the mills mentioned.

    Copies held

    Accession no. 21704

    • Shelf location: W 114.3-LUN
    • Donor: Ken Major Collection