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Focus on postmill the Heimolen in Keerbergen

This postmill was built in 1706. In 1722 he was moved to a better spot in the same village. Wind was better in the new spot and easier to reach. In 2017-2018 the mill was renovated. After several years of inactivity, today the mill stands proud and can be admired on every first saterday of the month. A new miller is appointed, the nearly 18 year old Alexander who works on 2 other mills too. It's on a voluntary base. In this gallery I will show you this mill inside out. Enjoy and if you are passing there visit the mill and gaze at the old techniques.
De Heimolen in Keerbergen
De Heimolen in Keerbergen
The Heimolen sailed up
The Heimolen sailed up
Meet Miller Alexander
Meet Miller Alexander
1720, an inscription on the post of the mill.
1720, an inscription on the post of the mill.
Trestle
Trestle
A frog's view of the trestle
A frog's view of the trestle
Opening the mill
Opening the mill
Unlocking the wings
Unlocking the wings
Fixing the wind boards
Fixing the wind boards
The windboards.
The windboards.
Fixing the windboard on the wing
Fixing the windboard on the wing
Swinging the sail from behind the wing to the front.
Swinging the sail from behind the wing to the front.
Swinging the folded sail free from the hooks that hold them when in rest.
Swinging the folded sail free from the hooks that hold them when in rest.
unfolding the sails
unfolding the sails
Climbing the wing
Climbing the wing
Spreading the sail on the wing
Spreading the sail on the wing
pulling the wings down
pulling the wings down
Pushing the wing away.
Pushing the wing away.
Pushing the mill around by the tail.
Pushing the mill around by the tail.
Turning the mill around to put the wings in the wind.
Turning the mill around to put the wings in the wind.
The lantern gear
The lantern gear
transmission from windshaft to millstone
transmission from windshaft to millstone
The long brake beam
The long brake beam
The brake
The brake
The back end of the windshaft
The back end of the windshaft
The head of the windshaft.
The head of the windshaft.
The ladder to the head of the windshaft.
The ladder to the head of the windshaft.
The fixing of the teeth on the brakewheel.
The fixing of the teeth on the brakewheel.
The toothed brakewheel just behind the windshaft head.
The toothed brakewheel just behind the windshaft head.
The y-wheel that holds the rope for the sack hoist system.
The y-wheel that holds the rope for the sack hoist system.
The piggy wheel
The piggy wheel
The windshaft with the 2 wheels.
The windshaft with the 2 wheels.
The 2 pairs of grinding stones.
The 2 pairs of grinding stones.
Miller Alexander posing for the 2 pair of grindingstones
Miller Alexander posing for the 2 pair of grindingstones
The wooden lever can be pulled down from below by the miller.
The wooden lever can be pulled down from below by the miller.
Top view of the wooden case around the grinding stones
Top view of the wooden case around the grinding stones
Corn feeded to the stones
Corn feeded to the stones
Overlooking the quality of the grinded Corn
Overlooking the quality of the grinded Corn
Adjust wheel
Adjust wheel
Tools of the Miller for the flour
Tools of the Miller for the flour
Weight to hold the sack up
Weight to hold the sack up
Flour chute
Flour chute
The workpost of the miller.
The workpost of the miller.
The brake rope
The brake rope
A weight in rest position
A weight in rest position
Tools needed on a mill
Tools needed on a mill
When you work in the evening, you need light
When you work in the evening, you need light
Knots
Knots
Stairs to millers heaven or the stonefloor
Stairs to millers heaven or the stonefloor
General view of the first floor with flour chute and the most in the middle
General view of the first floor with flour chute and the most in the middle
Carvings in the post of the mill
Carvings in the post of the mill
Name of the last professional miller on this mill.
Name of the last professional miller on this mill.
More carvings
More carvings
Carvings on the flour chute
Carvings on the flour chute
The other side of the flour chute
The other side of the flour chute
1706 the built year of the mill carved in a wheel arm
1706 the built year of the mill carved in a wheel arm
Carvings on the stairs
Carvings on the stairs
A small poem carved in one of the beams.
A small poem carved in one of the beams.