Model of a corn mill, 1753.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Model of a corn mill, 1753.

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Description

This model of the mill at Bazacle at Toulouse was acquired by Dr Stephen Demainbray (1710-1782), the famous lecturer, while he was in France that year. The water was directed through a narrowing channel onto a paddle wheel with curved blades, which was connected to the upper grinding wheel. Demainbray claimed that this was the only model of its kind to be brought to England.
 

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10191382
 

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