Molen van Vledder
|Molen van Vledder|
Molen van Vledder, January 2009
|Mill location||De Bree 1, 8381 VS Vledder|
|Base storeys||Three-storey base|
|Smock sides||Eight sides|
|No. of sails||Four sails|
|Type of sails||Common sails|
|Winding||Tailpole and winch|
|No. of pairs of millstones||One pair|
|Size of millstones||1.00 metre (3 ft 3 in)|
A mill stood on this site until 1958. In 1968, the present mill was built by millwright J D Medendorp of Zuidlaren, incorporating parts from two demolished mills. The 1877-built drainage mill De Kooi, Kantens, Groningen which had been demolished in 1961 and the 1862-built drainage mill Gebroeders Bos, which stood at Hoogkerk, Groningen and was demolished in 1963. The mill is used as a holiday home.
The Molen van Vledder is what the Dutch describe as an "achtkante stellingmolen". It is a two-storey smock mill with a stage on a three-storey brick base. The stage is at second-floor level, 6.20 metres (20 ft 4 in) above ground level. The smock and cap are thatched. The mill is winded by a tailpole and winch. The four Common sails have a span of 11.20 metres (36 ft 9 in) and are carried in a steel windshaft. The windshaft also carries the brake wheel which has 31 cogs. This drives the wallower (24 cogs) at the top of the upright shaft. At the bottom of the upright shaft, the great spur wheel, which has 58 cogs, drives the 1.00 metre (3 ft 3 in) diameter French Burr stones via a lantern pinion stone nut with 31 staves.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Molen van Vledder.|
- "Technische gegevens" (in Dutch). De Hollandsche Molen. Retrieved 20 October 2009. (Click on "Technische gegevens" to view.)
- "Geschiedenis" (in Dutch). De Hollandsche Molen. Retrieved 20 October 2009. (Click on "Geschiedenis" to view.)
- "Vledder, Drenthe" (in Dutch). Molendatabase. Retrieved 20 October 2009.
|Dutch Rijksmonument 357823|