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Wiesedermeer Windmill at the Deutsches Museum
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 48° 07.733 E 011° 34.897
32U E 692089 N 5333848
Quick Description: This Dutch Windmill was built in 1866 and originally located on the East Frisian coast. It was in use until 1955. Depending on the prevailing winds, the sails of the vane were wholly or partially covered with sailcloth.
Location: Bayern, Germany
Date Posted: 1/2/2008 1:07:08 AM
Waymark Code: WM2WYP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member montythemule
Views: 49

Long Description:
In strong winds, the vane rotated approximately 10 to 12 times per minute. At this speed, 1700 kg of grain could be milled daily.

The windmill is an example of core a technological system of the pre-industrial age.

For many centuries the effective use of wind energy was a major economic factor.

The Netherlands, a great trading nation of the 17th century, began using the smock or Dutch windmill for a variety of tasks: land drainage, sawing timber, and the milling of flour, spices and tropical dyewood.

Aerodynamically efficient and sturdy, the Dutch windmill represents the zenith of windmill development. Characteristic of its design are a tapered tower and a rotating cap, which allows the vanes of the windmill to turn to face into the wind.
Date of Manufacture: 01/01/1866

Purpose: Milling

Open to the public: yes

Is This Windmill Functional?: Not Sure

Windmill Farm: no

Cost: 8.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum on Site: yes

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