Smock Mill, Uusikaupunki

A wind-powered mill in Finland.

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The mill resides on a whale-backed ridge above the town, which also carries a water tower, and on the southern slope a well laid out rock garden. It was built in or moved to its current position from Rauma in Satakunta in 1843.

The interior of this mill was so choked with stories of various kinds that it can only be said that the brake wheel drives a lantern wallower and the clasp arm great spur wheel drives a single pair of underdrift stones with a wood nut. The sails span approximately 49 ft., have a total width of 70 in. at the tip, and the stock extend outwards for two-and-a-half of the seven bays. This is unusual as in most cases there are no whips.

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Power source Wind
Mill type Smock mill
Mill function
Archive ID 11865
Location Uusikaupunki, Varsinais Suomi
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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