Windmill from the village of Voroniy ostrov (museum «Kizhi»)

Short description
The windmill from the village of Voroniy ostrov (Medvezhegorsk district, Republic of Karelia) was built around 1930s, was transported to the museum of wooden architecture "Kizhi" (Republic of Karelia) in 1977. Postbased mill with eight sails and one pair of millstones. Log construction. Unique details: eight sails, external support of the windshaft. Was used as a flour mill (flour), a crushing mill (grain).

ConditionThe windmill is restored
StatusMuseum exhibit
MechanismConserved, not restored
The following historical parts of the mechanism have been preserved:
Sails, Windshaft, Brake wheel, Tailpole.
Millstone mechanism:
Stone nut, Spindle, Hopper.
Crushing system mechanism:
Mealspout, Mealspout, Mealspout.

Additional description
Northern Kizhi mills are one of the most famous mills in the country. The main resource is here.

This mill is practically the sister of the second Kizhi mill from the village of Voroniy Island. The description is pretty much the same.

We would like to add that there are a lot of interesting ideas in this mill: eight sails that make four through holes in the windshaft, which results in a longer outer part of the windshaft, which is therefore supported by an external construction. Once the windshaft is fixed from two sides, it must be lubricated from both sides as well. For this reason, the external construction has a ladder. The windshaft is simultaneously a crushing system shaft with preserved (restored) rams, shins and, most importantly, the crushing bank. The brake wheel is attached to the windshaft in an unusual way, with two parallel chords clamping the shaft.