Rheinisches Freilichtmuseum, Kommern, Eifel: Kurzführer (Brief guide)

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    English titleThe Rhineland open air museum, Kommern/Eifel
    Authors & editors

    Zippelius, Adelhart [Author]

    Publisher Rheinland Verlag

    German (main text)

    Medium Book

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

    Scope & contentSummary Translation

    A short guide to the Rhineland Open Air Museum in Kommern in North Rhine – Westphalia, which contains two windmills and one water mill.The windmill from Spiel was originally built around 1607, and was overhauled in 1783 and 1902. It is a post mill. The original drive mechanism was preserved when the mill was moved to the museum. The text describes how it operated. There is a black-and-white photo of the exterior.The windmill from Cantrup is an octagonal Dutch mill, first built in 1712. Apart from its foundations it is made entirely of wood: few such are left in North Rhine – Westphalia. Stone tower mills are much commoner. The text describes the construction and operation of the mill. The text is illustrated with an unlabelled cross-section diagram.The sawmill from Niederweis was the last of the once numerous water-driven sawmills in the Rhineland that was in a condition to be brought to the museum. The building dates from the late 18th century, while the mechanism is from the 19th century. It has an undershot wheel. The text describes the sawing operation. It is illustrated with an unlabelled cross-section diagram.
    KeywordsMillwrighting, Milling, Germany, Archaeology & history

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    Accession no. 229762

    • Shelf location: W114.3_ZIP
    • Donor: Ken Major Collection