It caught my eye that the horizontal wheel (they in turn drive the milling stones) that mates with the bovenwiel, was conical, unlike what I remembered from other mills. The volunteer guide pointed out that the bovenwiel being inclined from the vertical (to maximize catching the wind), also results in the combs being at an angle. The conical shape of the horizontal wheel can therefore accommodate the meshing with the combs. Although it makes perfect sense, I cannot confirm that other mills that I saw have a corresponding conical shape. Perhaps other mills address the meshing in a different way. Even after having visited several windmills, I still discovered here something that got me pondering.
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