A WHEEL from which project a number of COGS or TEETH for engagement with another gear wheel for transmitting motion or power from one SHAFT to another. see also SPUR WHEEL, WALLOWER, STONE NUT, BEVEL GEARS, MITRE WHEELS, TRAM WHEELS, TEETH and WHEEL.
(1) A regulator, generally of the centrifugal type, which detects the speed of the machinery and, in corn mills, is commonly used to apply its output to automatically adjust the tentering of millstones for the purpose of maintaining a constant quality of product despite the changes of speed that might occur. A development of the CONICAL PENDULUM. (2) Governors have been used to control the shutters and therefore the speed of the windmill sails, and similarly to control the water flow to and hence the speed of a waterwheel. They have also been applied to American windmills to control the angle of the blades, or power from steam engines.
The outbuilding or storehouse for unground grain; usually stored in sacks.
Main driving wheel mounted on the upright shaft, transmitting drive to the stones via STONE NUTS. May also provide drive for ancillary machinery. See OVERDRIFT, UNDERDRIFT &
One at which blackpowder is prepared, using edge-runner stones for crushing and incorporating.