Water driven hammer mill - Svobodné Hamry, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja
N 49° 46.458 E 015° 50.023
33U E 560028 N 5513870
Quick Description: The forging iron-mill, which was originally equipped with two water wheels for underground water in small village Svobodné Hamry near Hlinsko./Starý vodní kovací hamr stojící uprostred obce Svobodné Hamry nedaleko Veselého kopce.
Location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 12/15/2014 11:40:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMN2XC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tharandter
Views: 12

Long Description:
The forging iron-mill, which was originally equipped with two water wheels for underground water, was renewed in 1980. One wheel drove the main shaft for hammer movement and the second one drove forge bellows and a grinding stone with a diameter of 90 cm.
A grinding room of the local mill, which burnt in 1928 and was gradually pulled down, was also renovated. Valuable documents about Czech traditional miller’s trade are located in the grinding room: soapstone – a grinder for groats production and device, called jahelka, for millet production from the panicgrass. The grinding room is completed by wooden posts, which were saved from other mills in the Vysocina Region. Currently, the mill is unfortunately not working.
Current Status: Ruin

Current Use: museum

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