By letter

K

Kappery
A set of stamps with blades, used for wood in production of wood-dyes.
Keep
An iron or wooden block holding down the tail of a WINDSHAFT or other JOURNAL.
Keep Flange
A horizontal projection beneath which run centring wheels or wooden rubbing blocks to resist overturning the cap.
Keep Irons
(1) Iron bars so fitted to the cap so as to hold it down to the tower should the mill be backwinded. (2) see KEEP.
Kentish Cap
see CAP (SHAPES) WAGGON.
Kentish Hood
see CAP (SHAPES) WAGGON.
Kentish Lever
The lever mechanism used in some Kent mills to operate the striking gear instead of a chain and Y-WHEEL.
Kerbing
Sloping outer edge to mill bed. Synonymous with mill curb (q.v.).
Kernal
The starchy part of grain excluding the bran and germ.
Kest
A TOLL CUPBOARD (Anglesey).
Key
Iron wedge driven home in a keyway, to secure a wheel or other item on an iron shaft..
Keyway
A slot in an iron shaft into which a KEY is driven to secure a wheel or pulley.
Kibble
To grind coarsely.
Kibbler
A grinding machine with grooved plates for breaking or coarse grinding various seed foods, such as beans for animal food.
Kil (Kill)
see KILN. (Scot.).
Kiln (Malt)
Found on the end of malthouses for heat treatment to arrest the growth of sprouting barley.
Kiln (Mill)
A structure with a drying floor of perforated clay tiles or metal plates, below which heat is provided by a fire. Used to dry seed crops for storage, or to roast oats prior to SHELLING. Mostly found in the wetter parts of the UK. May be separate or part of the mill building.
King Post
(1) Main central post of a paltrok sawmill. (2) see INTERMEDIATE UPRIGHTS.
Kings
see INTERMEDIATE UPRIGHTS.
Kluse
see PENSTOCK (Shetland).
Knaveship
The small part of the grain-ground at the mill which was the perk of the miller or his servant (Scot.).
Knees
Wooden braces of sharply-curved timber which are usually secured between wall posts and the under-sides of floor beams.
Knocker
see DAMSEL (County Durham term).
Knotter
An appliance with vibrating screens for removing knots or lumps from the PULP.
Kollergang
The German name for an edgerunner used for pulping materials for papermaking.
Krub
see TUN (Scot.).
Kutchel
The small amount in a sack of corn or meal which is left over.