Räder im Fluss: Die Geschichte der Nürnberger Mühlen (The history of the mills of Nuremberg)

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    English titleWheels in the river
    Authors & editors

    Franzke, Jürgen [Author]

    Publisher Verlag W. Tümmels
    Year of publication 1986

    German (main text)

    Medium Book

    Wind & watermills by Region > Other Europe (not GB) > Germany, Austria & Switzerland
    Energy & power > Development of technology

    Scope & contentSummary Translation

    A detailed overview in a series of short articles of the development of mills and the use of water power in Nuremberg. The book starts with the use of water power in the proto-industrialisation of the Middle Ages, and the role played by Nuremberg and the harnessing of the waters of the Pegnitz. It describes the hammer mills, first built in the early 14th century; over the centuries other industries using water power were also established around the city, e.g. paper, fulling, spinning, gunpowder.

    Throughout the book are articles with detailed descriptions of many of the works in question.The book also covers the life of the workers in the different types of mill, as well as the mill architect and mechanic; the dangers facing workers in paper mills, needle mills and mirror factories.Other articles look at mills in poetry and popular song; water supply; and the invention of the wire-drawing mill.The book ends with the amelioration work done on the Pegnitz and the abandonment of mills in Nuremberg.The book is richly illustrated with photos, reproductions of historical paintings and diagrams, and sketch maps.
    KeywordsMillwrighting, Milling, Germany, Textiles, Paper, Mining & quarrying, Gunpowder, Grinding, Archaeology & history

    Copies held

    Accession no. 229663

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