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photoblog image Sint Anthoniusmolen, Kessel - Motive

Sint Anthoniusmolen, Kessel - Motive

Here, the wind speed was not sufficiently high, so the milling stones were uncoupled. The main axle can be seen to idly turn. The assembly of the iron rod fastened to the curved wooden block forms the brake, which can be applied by the miller by tugging on a rope.

 

Interestingly, the main axle has teeth on both sides (although the non-engaged side seems to be missing several teeth). I assume that extra row of gear teeth was probably chosen to add optional functionality, but never really used. And over time, those teeth were perhaps used to replace the worn out ones from the engaged side that saw much action.

 

Sint Anthoniusmolen, Kessel - Motive

Here, the wind speed was not sufficiently high, so the milling stones were uncoupled. The main axle can be seen to idly turn. The assembly of the iron rod fastened to the curved wooden block forms the brake, which can be applied by the miller by tugging on a rope.

 

Interestingly, the main axle has teeth on both sides (although the non-engaged side seems to be missing several teeth). I assume that extra row of gear teeth was probably chosen to add optional functionality, but never really used. And over time, those teeth were perhaps used to replace the worn out ones from the engaged side that saw much action.

 

comments (20)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 20 Jul 2018, 02:22
love, love the motion
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the enthusiastic remark, Sherri.
Nice action shot.
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Michael.
Terrific shots here, Ayush - love the wood, the light and the action!
Ayush Basu: Yes, this place makes a fine subject matter for close ups of the action, Elizabeth.
Superbe les photos du mécanisme en plan rapproché.
Bonne journée Ayush
Ayush Basu: They deserved a good look, Pascale.
I really like the motion you have captured here Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Frank. I thought this place deserved a good look.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 20 Jul 2018, 06:36
It might be primitive but it is all exceedingly practical
Ayush Basu: There were some good lessons for me, Chris.
Fabulous images, Ayush, not only showing the motion but the age of these gears!
Ayush Basu: They deserved a good look, Ginnie - dank je wel!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Jul 2018, 06:56
And thank you for the explanation too, Ayush
Ayush Basu: It was my pleasure, Lisl. It also reinforces my own memory.
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 20 Jul 2018, 07:39
I love the motion in this picture, Ayush. Great series on the windmill.
Ayush Basu: I was lucky on the third time that I visited this mill, Astrid - earlier there was no wind. Dank je wel.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 20 Jul 2018, 08:43
I like the sense of motion in your photograph Ayush. I love this wooden engineering.
Ayush Basu: Thank you. They deserved a good look, Chad.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Jul 2018, 09:09
Another excellent shot. Innovation abounds. That brake looks rudimentary, but is still the basic design for a brake shoe.
Ayush Basu: Marvellous! Rudimentary but it is cleverly design to completely bring the vanes to complete halt and brake it, Louis.
reminds me of the gears of a very big CLOCK!!
lovely pictures, Ayush
Ayush Basu: You could be right there, Elaine. I hope I am never caught at the chime of the hour.
You've captured the motion brilliantly, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Beverly. I thought this place deserved a good look.
What I like about things like this is that back in those days everything was so basic and functional in design, just like this machinery.
Ayush Basu: Everything was basic and they made the most of it, Brian.
Great pics and fascinating account, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: They deserved a good look, Tom.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Jul 2018, 20:54
I like the action. The rudimentary nature of the gearing is very evident.
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 20 Jul 2018, 21:35
These are wonderful. You captured the motion perfectly.
Very good--great sense of motion...
ingenious machinery from time long gone, but whose physics are still relevant in all mechanical technology today!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jul 2018, 00:59
Wonderful detailed photographs.

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