Windmill from the village of Tolvuya (museum «Kizhi»)

Short description
The windmill from the village of Tolvuya (Medvezhegorsk district, Republic of Karelia) was built in 1928, was transported to the museum of wooden architecture "Kizhi" (Republic of Karelia) in 1976. Smock mill with four sails and one pair of millstones. Shingled Frame. Was used as a flour mill (flour).

ConditionThe windmill is restored
StatusMuseum exhibit
MechanismConserved, not restored
The following historical parts of the mechanism have been preserved:
Sails, Windshaft, Brake wheel, Tailpole, Upright shaft, Wallover, Spurwheel.
Millstone mechanism:
Wheel (stonenut or spurwheel), Spindle.


News about the windmill (in Russian)
Начало реставрации: http://kizhi.karelia.ru/info/en/about/newspaper/77/1924.html


Additional description
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In the upper gear of the vertical shaft there is a spurwheel instead of a wallover, as almost in all the mills. Another mill with a spurwheel is the mill in the village of Zaval, Novgorod region. The spurwheel is even conical there.

It’s one of three shingled windmills in Russia. The other two are in Novgorod region: the mill from the village of Zaval and the mill from Ladoschyno in Vitoslavlitsy. Kizhi mill is not that perfect: it does not have an automatic sack hoist or an inside winder. It is more similar to northern smocks than to the southern ones because of shingles and a round cap. You can also feel the influence of European mills here.

The main page about the mill on the site about Kizhi here.

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