Publication:

Mahlen – Bläuen – Sägen: 250 Mühlen im Appenzellerland

    Full details

    English titleGrinding – pounding – sawing
    Authors & editors

    Fuchs, Thomas [Author]
    Gollino, Erich [Author]
    Soltermann, Robert [Author]
    Zünd, Marcel [Author]
    Züst, Ernst [Author]

    Publisher Verlag Appenzeller Hefte, Herisau
    Year of publication 2005
    Languages

    German (main text)

    Medium Book
    Edition1
    ISBN385882416X
    Topics

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

    Scope & contentSummary Translation

    A historical overview of water mills and their different uses in the two Appenzell half-cantons in eastern Switzerland, an area with an important textile industry, which used water power for different manufacturing procedures from the late 18th century; a detailed description of grain milling.
    A chapter each on five major mills: Zürchersmühle in Urnäsch; Bleichemühle (bleaching mill) in Appenzell; Pfauenmühle in Teufen; Zwirneli (spinning mill) in Lachen-Walzenhausen; Alte Mühle in Wolfhalden (famous for its painted parlour). The descriptions cover their history, technology and information about the millers, including anecdotes about them.
    An inventory of 250 water-powered enterprises, listed by the river on which they are located.The book is richly illustrated with black-and-white and colour photos of mills, mill equipment, millers, documents etc; historical diagrams; reproductions of historical prints.There is a loose map showing the locations of the 250 mills.
    KeywordsMillwrighting, Milling, Switzerland, Textiles, Grinding, People, Archaeology & history

    Copies held

    Accession no. 229655

    • Shelf location: C114-FUC
    • Donor: Ken Major Collection