Die Wind- und Wassermühlen des Kreises und der Stadt Flensburg
|English title||Wind and water mills in the region and city of Flensburg|
|Authors & editors|
|Publisher||Schleswiger Druck- und Verlagshaus|
|Year of publication||1980|
German (main text)
|Scope & content||Summary Translation |
Mills in the Flensburg area described from legal, economic, technical and topographical angles.
The first part deals with the rights and regulations governing mills from the Carolingian period to the 20th century. It lists specific mills with details of their ownership and quotes from relevant historical documents.
The second part describes the development of mill construction in the Flensburg area, which was influenced Dutch builders, by the import of English machinery and the emergence of major ironworks in the city. It lists millwrights – mainly from the 19th century, and includes some photos of them. It also lists the original sites of some mills and the locations to which they were moved.The next part is the longest: it lists the various mills by district, giving brief information about each, including the type of mill, and usually their ownership and construction. A similar section is devoted, usually with more detail, to the mills in Flensburg itself. It continues with a brief description of early oil pressing in Flensburg at the beginning of the 19th century.
The concluding pages consist of a list of mills and their locations, a list of millers, a list of mills by use, reproductions of old press advertisements for mill components, reproductions of stamps and banknotes from different countries featuring mills.The book is richly illustrated with black-and-white photos of mills and millers, diagrams, maps, sketch maps and reproductions of historic documents. It contains a bibliography.
|Keywords||Millwrighting, Milling, Germany, Oil, People, Archaeology & history|
Accession no. 228633
- Shelf location: C114-POG
- Donor: Ken Major Collection