Lutke's Meule, Nijeveen
Lutke's Meule, February 2009
|Mill name||Lutke's Meule|
|Mill location||Burgemeester Haitsmanlaan 24, 7948 AE, Nijeveen|
|Base storeys||One-storey base|
|Smock sides||Eight sides|
|No. of sails||Four sails|
|Type of sails||Common sails, Faueël streamlined leading edges|
|No. of pairs of millstones||One pair|
|Size of millstones||600 millimetres (2 ft 0 in)|
|Year lost||Dismantled 2009|
Lutke's Meule was built in 1990 by Gerard Lutke, miller at De Sterrenberg. The mill was able to turn by wind by October 1992 and a pair of millstones were installed in 1993. In 2008, one of the wooden stocks broke, reducing the mill to two sails. Development in the surrounding area had reduced the ability of the wind to power the mill. In June 2009 Lutke's Meule was dismantled. It is intended that it will be rebuilt in New Zealand.
Lutke's Meule was what the Dutch describe as an "achtkante stellingmolen". It was a small smock mill on a single-storey base with a stage at first-floor level, 2.30 metres (7 ft 7 in) above ground level. The base and smock were covered in weatherboards and the cap was covered in Dakleer. The mill was winded by tailpole and winch. The four Common sails had a span of 7.50 metres (24 ft 7 in). The leading edges were streamlined using the Faueël system. The sails were carried in a wooden windshaft. The mill drove one pair of 600 millimetres (2 ft 0 in) diameter millstones.
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