The windmill from the village of Maloe Boldino (Bolsheboldinsky district, Nizhny Novgorod Region) was built around the 19th century, is located on a historical site. Smock mill with four sails and two pairs of millstones. Sheathed Frame. Was used as a flour mill (flour).
|The windmill is falling into ruin and may disappear
|In noone's possession, not used
|Not restored, is going to ruin
The following historical parts of the mechanism have been preserved:
Windshaft, Brake wheel, Stonecrane, Upright shaft, Wallower.Millstone mechanism:
Spindle, Hopper, Shoe, Vat, Mealspout.
The mill in Maloe Boldino commemorates a surprising attitude to monuments. It is near the Pushkin Museum, near Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas. Simply go and restore! But no, it's not that simple. The restoration has started, but it has been going on for decades. Read, for example, here. By the way, a new dummy mill without any gear inside has been recently installed in the Pushkinsky Gori (Pskov region). Apparently, the dummy mill should add to the landscape, but somehow this one doesn't.
People! Think about it! The rarest preserved complete monument! Right close to the Boldino Autumn!
The mill is a southeastern smock (one of eight preserved): a frame with a quadrangular barn, two pairs of millstones. A small summary of what is inside the mill can be seen here.