Drannikov's windmill from the village of Pogorelets (Mezen district, Arhangelsk region) was built around the end of the 19th century, is located on a historical site. Inverted postbased mill with four sails and one pair of millstones. Log construction. Unique details: one of two windmills located on the same historical site. Was used as a flour mill (flour).
|Condition||The windmill is conserved|
|Status||In noone's possession, not used|
|Mechanism||Conserved, not restored|
Sails, Windshaft, Brake wheel, Brake, Tailpole.Millstone mechanism:
The mechanism of the mill has been partially preserved. The brake is quite unique here: next to the log, which was the support for the non-preserved spindel, there is another log. There is a board that should be inserted horizontally into this log, thus clamping the brake wheel. Besides, it should be mentioned that it is the only Mezen mill that has preserved one transverse plank of one sail. It surved the model for the sails inclination - 18 degrees. It does not change along the entire length of the sail. The wings with this angle were recreated in the functionally restored windmill in Kimzha.
Both mills are part of the complex of five mills of the Mezen river and both stand on the hill above its calm slow waters.