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A fair bit of the wooden components, however come from other defunct windmills, so it is possible that some of them go back in age. In the meantime, there is certainly quite a bit of urban development, but the mill manages to pick up some wind. The Leonardus mill can be visited on Saturdays from 13.00 to 16.00. It is possible to get married at the Leonardus mill for a price of 125 euros, the amount which goes to the municipality of Maasgouw and designated for the Leonardusmolen.

 

This is the same mechanism that I had shown from another mill some time ago. In summary, the horizontal wheel in the foreground transmits rotation (through deliberate slip) to the vertical wheel, which then transmits rotation to the vertical wheel in the background, through a shaft not visible here, thereby enabling heavy loads/equipment to lifted through a hatch in the floor. All wind power!

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A fair bit of the wooden components, however come from other defunct windmills, so it is possible that some of them go back in age. In the meantime, there is certainly quite a bit of urban development, but the mill manages to pick up some wind. The Leonardus mill can be visited on Saturdays from 13.00 to 16.00. It is possible to get married at the Leonardus mill for a price of 125 euros, the amount which goes to the municipality of Maasgouw and designated for the Leonardusmolen.

 

This is the same mechanism that I had shown from another mill some time ago. In summary, the horizontal wheel in the foreground transmits rotation (through deliberate slip) to the vertical wheel, which then transmits rotation to the vertical wheel in the background, through a shaft not visible here, thereby enabling heavy loads/equipment to lifted through a hatch in the floor. All wind power!

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Sep 2018, 00:12
A wonderful image, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Pleased you like it, Ray.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 16 Sep 2018, 06:39
All wind power, therefore free power Ayush
Ayush Basu: And the site is protected and the millers are volunteers, Chris.
As green as it gets Ayush
Ayush Basu: Oh yes, I was told that some other small devices too were run by harnessing the main drive turned by the wind, Bill.
I wonder why they were not built everywhere?
Ayush Basu: Within Holland and parts of Belgium and France, they were quite widespread at one time, Mary. Now it is similar with not windmills but wind turbines.
I like the color and the textures.
Ayush Basu: I wished there had been a bit more light for me to be able to show a brighter, closer look, Larry.
Amazing construction, isn't it?!
Ayush Basu: I continue to find new info even though my first visit to a windmill was with Astrid and Ginnie (who gave me a competent first hand introduction) a couple of years back, Elizabeth!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 17 Sep 2018, 07:08
Some of those blocks look very old, Ayush
Ayush Basu: I think the idea was to re-use whatever that could be re-used, Lisl.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Sep 2018, 07:42
Ayaush, like I said before, I so like your series on the windmill and all the techie stuff you write with the pictures.
Ayush Basu: I was fortunate that I found them open and running, Astrid. And I suspect that when the millers find out that I am foreigner, they really give me a "crash course" on windmill technology. And it is a wonder that two hundred years ago, they already figured out quite a bit of mechanics involved here.
Très belle prise de vue ....
Ayush Basu: Merci, Claudine.
I love that you're getting your education with these mills, Ayush...and passing it on to us!
Ayush Basu: It all began in Gorinchem with you and Astrid, and then also in Utrecht, Ginnie!
so cool... like the insides of a HUGE wrist watch smile
Ayush Basu: I like your take on that, Elaine.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Sep 2018, 10:57
Some ingenious wooden machinery.
Ayush Basu: And it is a wonder that two hundred years ago, they already figured out quite a bit of mechanics involved here.
Nice detail.
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Tom.
good composition and textures Ayush....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Peter - I do wish there was more illumination.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Sep 2018, 22:54
The wonders of the power of nature.
Ayush Basu: And it is a wonder that two hundred years ago, they already figured out quite a bit of mechanics involved here, Alan.

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