• Operation of water mills 0

Operation of water mills

(eg mill Buggy)

Up 'half of the twentieth century, the water mill was one of the only ways to provide flour for bread and ' s cattle feed in the countryside of France.
Before the mill wheel of Buggy continues to turn in the late 1970s, he helped generations of Quessoyais to their families and their operations, often modest.

The last miller, exercising buggy up 'in 1960, recoveredbags of grain in nearby farms. Once at the mill, the bags were mounted 's floor ' s using a winch driven by the strength of water to pour grain into the hopper which ranged in height. The content and fell between the two wheels to be ground. For the flour, then outgoing grinding wheels going in the sifter to remove waste.

The mill Buggy included two pairs of millstones, the first, called the French, servedfor milling cereal mixture (feed) and the second, called English, molded wheat (food). These boulders were regularly being radiated or "dressed again" with hammers to restore their teeth. The upper stone was then raised by a bracket screw to access the rough side.

Constraints miller don 'were not uncommon. Water not flowing regularly, it often happened inreach the middle of the night and it was then know when to seize it arose. Many times it happened that ice traps wheels, forcing the 'man places the break to continue to rotate mechanisms.

Since that time, the wheel and the wheels buggy fell asleep, giving way to industrial performance. Nevertheless, in the region 's other mills still continue to grind a few bags of grain as ' s past, it 's to saytaking time ...

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