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Corn mills began with the Romans who spread techniques that helped them to exploit their empire. They built undershot and overshot water mills, one driven by the momentum of flowing water and the other by the weight of falling water. This typical modern example has an undershot drive [6] with a hopper [1] for the corn and a chute [2] conveying it to grindstones [3]. The flour produced fell into a chute [4] and then poured into a bag [5].

Corn mills began with the Romans who spread techniques that helped them to exploit their empire. They built undershot and overshot water mills, one driven by the momentum of flowing water and the other by the weight of falling water. This typical modern e

Salomon de Caus.  Les raisons des forces mouvantes.  1615.  plate 25.  Machine par laquelle l'on pourra par la force d'une roue à eau, faire sier du bois, avec grande promptitude.  A better image at http://cnum.cnam.fr/ILL/FDA1.html.  Reprinted later in book by his brother Isaak de Caus, New and Rare Inventions of Water-Works, 1644 (with and English translation in 1659.)

Salomon de Caus. Les raisons des forces mouvantes. 1615. plate 25. Machine par laquelle l'on pourra par la force d'une roue à eau, faire sier du bois, avec grande promptitude. A better image at http://cnum.cnam.fr/ILL/FDA1.html. Reprinted later in book by his brother Isaak de Caus, New and Rare Inventions of Water-Works, 1644 (with and English translation in 1659.)

Windmill millstone - Поиск в Google

Windmill millstone - Поиск в Google