Mahlen – Bläuen – Sägen: 250 Mühlen im Appenzellerland
|English title||Grinding – pounding – sawing|
|Authors & editors|
|Publisher||Verlag Appenzeller Hefte, Herisau|
|Year of publication||2005|
German (main text)
|Scope & content||Summary 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.
|Keywords||Millwrighting, Milling, Switzerland, Textiles, Grinding, People, Archaeology & history|
Accession no. 229655
- Shelf location: C114-FUC
- Donor: Ken Major Collection