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. Was used as a flour mill (flour).
|Condition||The windmill is conserved|
|Status||In noone's possession, not used|
|Mechanism||Conserved, not restored|
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)
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. 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 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 mill in Bolshoe Repontnoe and 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.
The top of the mill's roof also reminds of a new mill in the village of Yakovlevo, Belgorod region. Besides, the mill is one of the four lucky ones that are on their historical sites, but at the same time are restored and belong to museums. Judging by its lattice sails, the mill does not operate, but we do not know anything else about the state of the mechanism and even the number of millstones.