Historische Wassermühlen des Kanton Zürichs

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    English titleHistoric water mills of canton Zurich
    Authors & editors

    Kocher, Hans [Author]

    Publisher Roschverlag, Zürich
    Year of publication 1990

    German (main text)

    Medium Book

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

    Scope & contentSummary Translation
    The components of a water mill and the principles behind them, with diagrams: various kinds of wheel (horizontal, undershot, overshot, bucket wheel with rim, cogwheel); millstones and their maintenance; grain storage and the milling process; control of the water wheel.
    Additional uses of mills; the replacement of stone mills by roller mills; regulations governing mills and millers.Brief descriptions, with photos (black-and-white and in colour) of mills in canton Zurich, including a stone age and a Roman handmill found in the canton, and some close-ups of wheels and other equipment. There are also plans and diagrams of some of the mills.
    KeywordsMillwrighting, Milling, Switzerland, Cereals, People, Archaeology & history

    Copies held

    Accession no. 229683

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