Mühlenbau – Wasserräder und Windmühlen bewahren und erhalten

    Full details

    English titleMillwrighting: conserving and preserving water wheels and windmills
    Authors & editors

    Schnelle, Werner [Author]

    Publisher Verlag Bauwesen
    Year of publication 1999

    German (main text)

    Medium Book

    Arts, culture and heritage > Traditional millwrighting


    Scope & contentSummary Translation

    A comprehensive guide to millwrighting. The first section deals with choice of timber.The second section covers windmills: their history, types, computation of wind power, positioning of sails; and describes the construction of the different types.The third section is devoted to water wheels: history, types, computation of water power, construction of wheels and shafts and maintenance.The fourth section describes the milling process and the different parts: millstones, cogs, sifting, sack hoists.The final part outlines miller’s lore, such as understanding the weather and keeping the mill parts greased.

    The book is copiously illustrated with detailed diagrams and a few photos.

    Copies held

    Accession no. 229817

    • Shelf location: A086-SCH
    • Donor: Michael Dufau