The bearing at the rear of the WINDSHAFT, normally incorporating a THRUST BEARING to withstand the wind pressure.
A massive spar projecting from the rear of a POST MILL, for WINDING a MILL by hand. Sometimes attached to the CAP of a TOWER or SMOCK MILL. Also used to support the STEPS off the ground to allow the MILL to be turned. See also TALTHUR. See YOKE.
That section of the mill race downstream of the WHEEL. Also refers to the water leaving a watermill.
Adjusting the gap between the MILLSTONES thus regulating the fineness of the MEAL. Also known as LIGHTERING
A watermill in which fibrous materials, e.g. wool or cotton, are prepared and processed into cloth or similar products, or part of that processing, using water power.
The system whereby certain persons (suckeners) cultivating specific land were obliged to take their grain for grinding to certain mills and to pay a multure at that mill (Scot.).
A farm mill equipped to drive a stationary threshing machine to beat the grain out of the stalks, and separate it from the straw and husk.
A WATERMILL using the rise & fall of the tide to provide the power, and normally provided with a TIDE POND or reservoir, often sited in a stream or river estuary.
A forge hammer operated by a trip-wheel or cam-shaft turned by a WATERWHEEL. See also FULLING STOCKS.
A windmill with a fixed tower of masonry or brickwork, fitted with a revolving CAP.
A wide large wheel which is rotated by a man or men treading it round to provide power to some devise.
The whole of the substructure of a post mill (the POST, QUARTERBARS, CROSSTREES and COLLAR) below the body of the mill. Often enclosed in a ROUND HOUSE.
Tun, a removable circular or octagonal wooden or metal casing enclosing the MILLSTONES. Tun is also known locally as a vat, case, casing, hurstle, box, crib, crub, krub, crubble, ringing, or hoop.