Shcherbakov’s windill from the village of Bolshoye Remontnoe

Short description
Shcherbakov's windmill from the village of Bolshoye Remontnoe (Remontnensky district, Rostov region) was built in 1903, is located on a historical site. Postbased mill with four sails and one pair of millstones. Sheathed Frame. Unique details: automatic sack hoist, conical wallover. Was used as a flour mill (flour).

ConditionThe windmill is conserved
StatusIn noone's possession, not used
MechanismConserved, not restored
The following historical parts of the mechanism have been preserved:
Windshaft, Brake wheel, Brake, Sack hoist, Stonecrane.
Millstone mechanism:
Wheel (stonenut or spurwheel), Spindle, Wedges, Hopper, Shoe, Shaker, Mealspout.


News about the windmill (in Russian)
2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_uPleAs_QA
2019 https://tvkultura.ru/article/show/article_id/337205/


Additional description
Very good reports about the mill and its mechanism are above (in Russian). You can read a short review about the mill here. To download the file with more pictures go here.

In 2013 the mill was restored by the locals. It is one of the 12 Russian noninverted post-based mills, one of 3.5 frame mills, one of the 2 post-based mills on a stone base.

The mechanism is very well preserved. As you can see from the report, the windmill can be run after some adjustment. Distance between the millstones adjusted by a thread, and also an iron mealspout are just like in the mill from Kalgachikha. Also, a special protrusive balcony with a rope lift shaft for bags of grain driven by ropes - everything is amazing and unique.

The general architecture of the mill is interesting: the stone base of the mill (it is neither ryazha (crib), nor a frame), the mill's roof (the rounded concave top of the barn). In Russia there are two mills like this: the other one is the mill from the village of Demidovka, Belgorod region. Such architectural solutions are more typical for the Ukrainian mills. For example, almost the same mill in Ukraine can be seen here. Завершение крыши мельницы также перекликается с новой мельницей в деревне Яковлево Белгородской области. The top of the mill's roof also reminds of a new mill in the village of Yakovlevo, Belgorod region.