Platonov’s windmill from the village of Manychskoe

Short description
Platonov's windmill from the village of Manychskoe (Apanasenkovskiy district, Stavropol territory) was built around the end of the 19th century, is located on a historical site. Smock mill with four sails and two pairs of millstones. Stone. Unique details: metal wallovers, camwheel with two raws of cams. Was used as a flour mill (flour).

ConditionThe windmill is conserved
StatusIn noone's possession, not used
MechanismConserved, not restored
Information about the mill was checked on 13.08.2015.
The following historical parts of the mechanism have been preserved:
Windshaft, Brake wheel, Sack hoist, Stonecrane, Upright shaft, Wallover, Spurwheel.
Millstone mechanism:
Wheel (stonenut or spurwheel), Spindle.


Additional description
This Southern beauty has a stunning roof, which, unfortunately, has not been preserved. One of two stone mills, which has preserved the inside gear. The second one is Novovasilevka (Orenbufg region). Photos and descriptions are here and here.

Some interesting details are a hand-made grain sack hoist; metal wallovers, both on the vertical shaft and the millstones. The mill is in more or less conserved state and it is being maintained. It is not entirely clear, but apparently there were 2 pairs of millstones before, though now only one can be seen in the photographs.

At the moment it is the most famous southern mill in Russia.