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Ijsvogel Watermolen & Distillery 4

The ground flour flowing down the chutes were bagged at 50 kilos in the past. Currently, they are filled at 25 kilos. There are two wheels, an undershot wheel (where the velocity of the flow of the brook is used to turn the wheel) and an overshot wheel (where the water gains sufficient head and then cascades over the brim of the weir on to the water wheel).

Ijsvogel Watermolen & Distillery 4

The ground flour flowing down the chutes were bagged at 50 kilos in the past. Currently, they are filled at 25 kilos. There are two wheels, an undershot wheel (where the velocity of the flow of the brook is used to turn the wheel) and an overshot wheel (where the water gains sufficient head and then cascades over the brim of the weir on to the water wheel).

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Feb 2019, 01:06
I love this image, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you do, Ray.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Feb 2019, 01:27
A perfectly composed photograph of the wheels grinding the flour.
Ayush Basu: You are too kind, CP.
I love those giant wheels! Great shot!
Ayush Basu: As long as one stays clear of them, all is good, Elizabeth!
Impressionnant ces rouages.
Ayush Basu: They certainly impressed me, Martine.
Very interesting, Ayush. I'm curious now as to why the bags were changed from 50 to 25 kilos? Are we getting weaker over time or just wiser??
Ayush Basu: I am guessing it has to do with workplace safety and ergonomics, Ginnie, but I could be wrong!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Feb 2019, 07:20
it never tired me out to see the woodwork in a wind/water mill. I am always impressed with the big pieces of woon. Great view here, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: I like these open, straight forward and easily understandable constructions. And I get easily apprehensive of devices which you open up and find loads of circuits, wires and connectors, Astrid!
Beaucoup de difficultés a arriver sur la plateforme ce matin.
Impressionnants ces rouages.
Bonne journée Ayush
Ayush Basu: I hope it improves - unfortunately I may not be able to help there.
Merci, Pascale. Have a good weekend.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Feb 2019, 07:45
This machinery is wonderful Ayush
Ayush Basu: I like these open, straight forward and easily understandable constructions. And I get easily apprehensive of devices which you open up and find loads of circuits, wires and connectors, Chris!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 Feb 2019, 08:03
Mills and their innards fascinate me, Ayush, so good to see this picture
Ayush Basu: For me personally, I saw a fair number of them in the past year and have come to appreciate them for their ingenuity, Lisl.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 8 Feb 2019, 08:34
I suppose Health and Safety restrict the amount that can be lifted Ayush.
Ayush Basu: I think so too, Chad. Or at least they do not need to have two people around.
I never knew distilleries involved so many gears, Ayush... Nice capture... smile
Ayush Basu: It mostly mills grains but the distillery is housed upstairs, Sudipto. I think it may be the only one of its kind in this province, perhaps even in the Netherlands.
A fine picture of this brilliantly simple technology
Ayush Basu: I like these open, straight forward and easily understandable constructions. And I get easily apprehensive of devices which you open up and find loads of circuits, wires and connectors, Bill!
this is just lovely, it reminds me of the machine in the movie 'Contact' smile
Ayush Basu: I have seen that movie but cannot remember it! You know what? I might just watch it this weekend, Elaine smile Thank you for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Feb 2019, 09:27
An engineer's dream, will be to live in a place like this, surrounded by gears.
Ayush Basu: I like these open, straight forward and easily understandable constructions. And I get easily apprehensive of devices which you open up and find loads of circuits, wires and connectors, Louis!
I always think that machinery designed and built back in the old days was built to be functional.
Ayush Basu: I like these open, straight forward and easily understandable constructions. And I get easily apprehensive of devices which you open up and find loads of circuits, wires and connectors, Brian!
The timbers are impressive!
Ayush Basu: I agree, Mary. I have visited mills where the load bearing timbre structures are over two centuries old!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Feb 2019, 08:11
You seem to have a special liking for mills - a very fine image of the wheels!
Ayush Basu: I think they grew on me, Philine, I find them fascinating. Dankeschon!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Feb 2019, 13:53
I love to see such mills in action. I wonder if the weight of the present bags are due to some Heath & Safety considerations.
Ayush Basu: I think you are right about the weight, Alan. These mills are protected and therefore they still survive but they are long superceded by more efficient and industrial scale devices.
Still working as originally!
Ayush Basu: Yes, it is a wonder, Tom.
You've done a fine job of walking us through the process with fascinating images...

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