Windmill from the village of Petukhovo (museum «Khutor [homestead] Shchelokovo»)Short description
The windmill from the village of Petukhovo (Gorodetsky district, Nizhny Novgorod region) was built around the end of the 19th century, was transported to the museum of wooden architecture "Homestead Schelokovo" (Nizhny Novgorod region) in 1970. Postbased mill with six sails and without millstones. Log construction. Unique details: whole building length rams, general architecture. Was used as a crushing mill (grain).
|Condition||The windmill is restored|
|Mechanism||Restored, but not used|
News about the windmill (in Russian)
Проект реставрации: http://www.travelpost.ru/?id=78738
Другие идеи реставрации: http://www.vgoroden.ru/?id=360230
Процесс реставрации: https://pravda-nn.ru/news/unikalnuyu-melnitsu-restavriruyut-na-shhelkovskom-hutore/
Результат реставрации: https://nn.aif.ru/culture/details/melnicu-tolcheyu_otrestavrirovali_na_shchelokovskom_hutore_v_nizhnem_novgorode
Pay attention to the square hole next to the windshaft of the mill. Such a hole can be found only in two other mills, i.e. Kostroma inverted post-based mill with a porch behind the barn and a smock from Srednaya Medlesha in Malye Korely. These are the only three mills in which the front windshaft bearing cannot be reached from the side from the porch. For its maintenance they climbed out onto a small (it collapsed already) platform/balcony area through this square hole.
In 2020 the windmill was restored by Nagel company, probably it can work, however nowadays it is on a forested slope.