Platonov’s windmill from the village of ManychskoeShort 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 wallower, metal stone nut, brake wheel with two rows of cams. Was used as a flour mill (flour).
|Condition||The windmill is conserved|
|Status||In noone's possession, not used|
|Mechanism||Conserved, not restored|
The following historical parts of the mechanism have been preserved:
Windshaft, Brake wheel, Sack hoist, Stonecrane, Upright shaft, Wallower, Great spur wheel.Millstone mechanism:
Stone nut, Spindle.
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 wallower and metal stone nut. 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.