Windmill from the village of Popasnoe

Short description
The windmill from the village of Popasnoe (Kalacheevsky district, Voronezh region) is located on a historical site. The time of construction is unknown. Smock mill with four sails and unknown number of millstones. Log construction. Was used as a flour mill (flour).

ConditionThe windmill is falling into ruin and may disappear
StatusIn noone's possession, not used
MechanismNot restored, is going to ruin
Information about the mill was checked on 23.02.2016.
The following historical parts of the mechanism have been preserved:
Windshaft, Brake wheel, Stonecrane, Upright shaft, Wallover, Spurwheel.


Additional description
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The runner stone is split (or maybe it's a bedstone), the windshaft is broken into two, the bottom spurwheel has almost been burnt completely, the vertical shaft is burned in its lower part and is leaning against the wall, more than half of the wallover is missing, what is left from the tailpole is only three holes, the stonecrane has miraculously survived. The hoppers shouldn’t be even mentioned. This is the fate of the mill in Popasnoye. However, it’s still there, unlike hundreds of its “brothers and sisters”. Even a few cams of the camwheel have survived. Will anyone take care of it? Most unlikely... Although the fields around the mill are sown, and there are tractors moving around it. Yes, and in the village they immediately told us how to get to the mill. By the way, when you drive up, do not turn left into the village, just go straight along the road till you see the mill to your right.

The mill has preserved the vertical/upright shaft. And it’s the only mill like this among the abandoned mills of Voronezh region. It also has preserved a mysterious wheel near the roof. The same wheel can be found in the mill in Lomi. The purpose of these wheels is not obvious, but it is possible that they put the rope, which moves the beam, through them, i.e. the brake unit, which in turn pressed the brake to the camwheel. Thanks to the sheave, it was possible to raise and lower the beam from the lower floors. This is a guess only, though.

Vertical sticks are seen inside and outside the log construction. These are the attempts to strengthen the construction.

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