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Focus on towermill Hostensmolen in Ruiselede

This brick towermill dates back to 1865. Before it was a wooden post mill. Before 1880 the mill was raised. The mill was 2 times hit by lightning and in 1944 with the liberation, the mill was hit by 2 grenades.In 1961 the mill was stopped because of economic reasons. In 1997 the mill was bought by the towncouncil and restored. In 2001 the mill was reopened and is working again on weekends. A visit is always possible and highly recommended. Take a look in this beautiful mill.
Towermill Hostensmolen
Towermill Hostensmolen
The rear sailstock has dekkersails.
The rear sailstock has dekkersails.
The winch on the tail
The winch on the tail
Miller Laurens and a future miller in the back. He still has to learn and passing a practical test before he can be miller.
Miller Laurens and a future miller in the back. He still has to learn and passing a practical test before he can be miller.
Putting the mill in the right direction.
Putting the mill in the right direction.
Close view of the fixing from the walloverwheel to the upright shaft.
Close view of the fixing from the walloverwheel to the upright shaft.
Rollersystem with walloverwheel and upright shaft.
Rollersystem with walloverwheel and upright shaft.
View on the shot curb( roller system)
View on the shot curb( roller system)
Windshaft back bearing
Windshaft back bearing
Extra weight on the brakebeam.
Extra weight on the brakebeam.
Extra weight on the windshaft end the brakebeam on the right
Extra weight on the windshaft end the brakebeam on the right
Counterbrake
Counterbrake
The transmission of power
The transmission of power
In the cap of the windmill
In the cap of the windmill
Perfect teeth
Perfect teeth
Upright shaft with spurwheel and the milling stones
Upright shaft with spurwheel and the milling stones
The large spurwheel and the distribution to the milling stones by the smaller  wheels
The large spurwheel and the distribution to the milling stones by the smaller wheels
The smaller toothed wheel driving the stones.
The smaller toothed wheel driving the stones.
The big spurwheel on the stonefloor.
The big spurwheel on the stonefloor.
Wheat waiting to be emptied in the feeder
Wheat waiting to be emptied in the feeder
Pulling the sacks up with the sack hoist system.
Pulling the sacks up with the sack hoist system.
Filling the feeder with wheat
Filling the feeder with wheat
Putting the drivegear in the spurwheel
Putting the drivegear in the spurwheel
Checking the wheat
Checking the wheat
Bird-eyes view on the stonefloor
Bird-eyes view on the stonefloor
Lever to regulate the distance between the stones
Lever to regulate the distance between the stones
The bridge tree that pushes up or lowers the upper stone or runner
The bridge tree that pushes up or lowers the upper stone or runner
The governor or centifugal governor.
The governor or centifugal governor.
Tipping point of the tentering beam
Tipping point of the tentering beam
Quality check
Quality check
Waiting for the sack to be completely filled
Waiting for the sack to be completely filled
Flour chute
Flour chute
Looking outside to the speed of the governor
Looking outside to the speed of the governor
Always checking
Always checking
Fixed firmly
Fixed firmly
Small weights
Small weights
Weights
Weights
Relics
Relics
Old scale
Old scale
Oatcrusher
Oatcrusher
SAck hoist system (electrical)
SAck hoist system (electrical)
Carving of a miller
Carving of a miller
Flourchute
Flourchute
Recycled weight
Recycled weight
The stone crane
The stone crane
Old recycled wooden beam
Old recycled wooden beam
Laurens pulling the brake
Laurens pulling the brake
Great-eared bat
Great-eared bat