Mühlen der Eifel: Band 2 Die Nordeifel

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    English titleMills of the Eifel: Volume 2 the North Eifel
    Authors & editors

    Mertes, Erich [Author]
    Heidenbluth, Daniel [Author]
    Bertram, Peter [Author]

    Publisher Helios
    Year of publication 2005

    German (main text)

    Medium Book

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


    Scope & contentSummary Translation

    A description of the water mills in the northern part of the Eifel region of western Germany, located in North Rhine-Westphalia. In addition to grain mills, the book covers factories powered by water wheel for the processing and production of iron, textiles, leather, paper, oil etc. The first chapter lists the mills on the two main rivers of the area, the Erft and Rur and their tributaries, with information about their history, equipment, output, millers etc. This is followed by a chapter on mills in the Aachen area, which include windmills as well as water mills. It contains a brief history of mills in the area and a discussion of the technology and uses of different kinds of mill and water wheel. It lists 117 water driven mills and five windmills, with similar information as in the first chapter. There is detailed information about the Bertram miller family, to which the author belongs. The book ends with a list of mills in the northern Eifel and their output in 1937; various systems of weights and measures in the Aachen, Cologne and Düsseldorf regions and their conversion into modern units, and random supplementary information about millers.The book is richly illustrated with black-and-white photos, historical reproductions, and diagrams. There is a sketch map of the locations of water mills and windmills in the Aachen area.

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