Mühlen am Niederrhein: Die Wind- und Wassermühlen des linken Niederrheins im Zeitalter der Industrialisierung (1814-1914)

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    English titleMills on the Lower Rhine
    Authors & editors

    Sommer, Susanne [Author]

    Publisher Rheinland Verlag
    Year of publication 1991

    German (main text)

    Medium Book

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

    Scope & contentSummary Translation

    A detailed scholarly description of the wind and water mills on the left bank of the lower Rhine in the period of industrialisation, 1814-1914.The introductory part outlines the research process, followed by a description of the laws governing millers and the construction of mills. The third and fourth parts cover the types of wind and water mills respectively, their development and the disadvantages of each, while the fifth part deals with the emergence of steam power and its use in mills.The sixth part looks in detail at the different uses of mills in the area: grain milling, threshing, oil mills, saw mills, tanning and leather fulling, bone grinding, plaster, dyestuffs, fulling, spinning, metallurgy, brass, wire, metal grinding and mining.After a summary of these parts, and a description of the economic situation of four named mills in the period 1817 – 1829, the rest of the book consists of information about all the relevant mills, containing such information as their date of construction, use, equipment, millers, evolution, sale etc.The book is richly illustrated with black-and-white photos of mills, their components and millers, diagrams, historical reproductions and maps, including a map in a pocket inside back cover.
    KeywordsMillwrighting, Milling, Germany, Timber, Textiles, Oil, Leather, Iron & steel, Gunpowder, Grinding, Dye, Cereals, People, Archaeology & history

    Copies held

    Accession no. 22564

    • Shelf location: C114-SOM
    • Notes: Large fold-out map held in rear pocket