Die alten Mühlen am rauschenden Bach: die alten getriede-, oel-, lohe-, knochen, and trassmuhlen

    Full details

    English titleThe old mills by the rushing brook
    Authors & editors

    Seibel, Anton [Author]
    Schneider, Franz [Author]

    Publisher Seibel & Schneider
    Year of publication 1987

    German (main text)

    Medium Book

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


    Scope & contentSummary Translation

    A self-published account of the mills on three tributaries of the Mosel – the Dunnbach, Grossbach and Flaumbach. These were mainly cereal mills, but others were used for oil, tanning, bones and trass used in the making of cement.
    The text describes the laws governing mills, the techniques, and the decline of milling. It goes on to look at the topography of the three rivers, and other sights found along them. The greater part of the book describes the individual mills in each valley, with information about their history, much of it based on interviews with the millers themselves. It ends with a couple of poems about millers, one of them in local dialect.
    The book contains reproductions of a number of historical documents and newspapers, diagrams, a sketch map, and black-and-white photos.

    Copies held

    Accession no. 22740

    • Shelf location: C114-SEI
    • Notes: A cutting of a newspaper review is stuck into the front cover.
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