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Mill specifications and notes

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MEASUREMENTS (specifications)

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  • Diameter of building (ground level / external) - 7,94 m
  • Diameter of building (Ground level / internal) - 5,64 m
  • Height of wall - 6,68 m ( random stone to 2,25 m then unbaked bricks to top of wall)
  • Thickness of wall (ground level) - 1,15 m
  • Diameter of earthen platform around mill - 15,44 m
  • No of anchor points - 12
  • Span of sails - 14,25 metres
  • Diameter of brakewheel - 770 mm
  • No of cogs on brakewheel - 47
  • No of staves of lantern pinion - 16
  • 1 revolution of sails gives 2,94 revolutions of runner stone
  • Diameter of millstones - 1,175 m

MATERIALS (with date of installation in brackets)

Wall - random stone to 2,25 m height Vertical shaft - .... (original; (possibly a sailing ship's topmast)
Unbaked bricks around openings and from top of stone to top of wall Brake wheel - oak (1995)
Lime plaster, lime-wash Roof - thatch on poles of poplar (1995) Cogs of brakewheel - beech (1995)
Stocks - Corten steel (rust resistant steel) Brake blocks - willow (1935)
Sails - sailbars and uplongs of red cedar Staves of lantern pinion gear - acacia (1995)
Sailcloths - canvas Windboards - cedar Runner stone - (original)
Tailbeam - teak (from original windshaft) Bedstone - quote from old records - "een oude Duitse blauwe steen, afkomstig uit den vroegeren korenmolen van Leens (Groningen)" (1935)
Windshaft - Iroco (1986) Dressing of millstones (cut grooves) - common harp dressing on runner-stone, sickle dressing on the bedstone

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