Palonperä Farm Mill, Korpi

A wind-powered mill in Finland.

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This mill was moved from the adjacent Parish of Humppila in Häme when it stood on Vauhko Farm, Koivisto village. It has a short and rather dumpy tower; twin tailpoles turned a cap with a flared petticoat and a gable over the neck of the windshaft which carried six sails. Much of the tower had flat galvanised iron sheets covering the vertical weather boarding. There are a wooden brake wheel and wallower, and at the base of the upright shaft a clasp-arm great spur wheel which had driven two pairs of stones on the floor above. Attached to its underside is a wide wooden pulley of almost the same diameter, which drove a third pair of stones and the underside of this pulley carried a slightly bevelled ring of wooden cogs which drove machinery which had disappeared.

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Power source Wind
Mill type Smock mill
Mill function
Archive ID 11834
Location Korpi, Metsämaa, Satakunta
Country Finland


  • Wailes, Rex, & Auvo Hirsjärvi, "Finnish Mills Part II: Mamsel or Smock Mills", (Transactions of the Newcomen Society, 43, 1970-1971, pp.113-128)


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