Paiser Meul, Peize

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Paiser Meul, Peize
Paiser Meul 09.JPG
Paiser Meul, December 2008
Mill name Paiser Meul
Mill location Molenpad 1, 9321 CA, Peize
Coordinates 53°08′54″N 6°29′32″E / 53.14833°N 6.49222°E / 53.14833; 6.49222Coordinates: 53°08′54″N 6°29′32″E / 53.14833°N 6.49222°E / 53.14833; 6.49222
Operator(s) Gemeente Noordenveld
Year built 1898
Purpose Corn mill
Type Smock mill
Storeys Two-storey smock
Base storeys Four-storey base
Smock sides Eight sides
No. of sails Four sails
Type of sails Patent sails
Windshaft Cast iron
Winding Tailpole and winch
No. of pairs of millstones Two pairs
Size of millstones 1.50 metres (4 ft 11 in) diameter each

Paiser Meul is a smock mill in Peize, Drenthe, the Netherlands. It was built in 1898 and is listed as a Rijksmonument, number 32145.[1]


Paiser Meul was originally built in 1845 at Enumatil, Groningen. It was dismantled in 1890.[2] In 1898,[3] the mill was re-erected at Peize by millwright Christiaan Bremer of Adorp, Groningen for F Staal.[2] The mill was built with Patent Sails and the smock and cap were clad in Dakleer.[4] In 1936, Bremer fitted the sails with Dekkerised leading edges. In that year the mill was sold to De Goede Verwachting Coöperatie. The stage was renewed in 1961 and in 1967 the mill was sold to the Gemeente Peize.[2] The mill was restored in 1971-72 by millwright Alserda of Doezum, Groningen. The Patent sails were replaced with Common sails and the smock was thatched. In 1980, new patent sails were fitted by millwright Doornbosch of Adorp, Groningen. They were renewed in 1990, again by Doornbosch.[4]


Paiser Meul is what the Dutch describe as an "achtkante stellingmolen". It is a two-storey smock mill on a four-storey brick base. The stage is at third-floor level, 8.90 metres (29 ft 2 in) above ground level. The smock is thatched. The mill is winded by a tailpole and winch. The four Patent sails have a span of 21.40 metres (70 ft 3 in) are carried in a cast-iron windshaft, which was cast by Koning.[2] The windshaft also carries the brake wheel, which has 65 cogs. The brake wheel drives the wallower (42 cogs) at the top of the upright shaft. At the bottom of the upright shaft the great spur wheel, which has 103 cogs, drives the 1.50 metres (4 ft 11 in) diameter Cullen millstones and 1.50 metres (4 ft 11 in) diameter French Burr millstones via lantern pinion stone nuts which have 24 staves each.[1]

Public access[edit]

Paiser Meul is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 13:30 to 17:00 and at other times by appointment.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Technische gegevens" (in Dutch). De Hollandsche Molen. Retrieved 5 October 2009.  (Click on "Technische gegevens" to view.)
  2. ^ a b c d "Geschiedenis" (in Dutch). De Hollandsche Molen. Retrieved 5 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Peize, Drenthe" (in Dutch). Molendatabase. Retrieved 5 October 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Over Ons" (in Dutch). De Peizer Meul. Retrieved 5 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Informatie" (in Dutch). De Hollandsche Molen. Retrieved 5 October 2009.  (Click on "Informatie" to view.)

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