Muhlen Wiederentdeckt: Dokumentation der Muhlenstandorte im Kreis Bergstrasse

    Full details

    English titleMills rediscovered
    Authors & editors

    Reitz, Heinz [Author]

    Publisher Heppenheim
    Year of publication 1997

    German (main text)

    Medium Book

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


    Scope & contentSummary Translation

    The book documents the 200 mill locations in the Bergstrasse District of Hesse, most of which are water mills, but also windmills, floating mills, horse mills, and turbines driven by steam or electricity. It is divided into four parts, covering:The documentation and research processThe topography and details of all mills in alphabetical order, including mills documented in the mid-19th century which had disappeared by 1900Evaluation of the research with regards to grain mills, millwrighting, technology, milling, the economic development of milling, repairs to mills, hydropower; the different kinds of motive force used; mills for oil, hemp, paper and cardboard, tanning, fulling, powder, stone grinding, mining and metallurgy, polishing and sawing; problems of preservationAppendix, including a list of mills. The book is richly illustrated with black-and-white photos of the mills, plans of their location, diagrams and maps.

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