Monday, January 20, 2014

Preservation of Historic Mill Artifacts

Having spent over a decade preserving and restoring The Windsor Milling and Elevator Company, Mr. Lauer has maintained the historical integrity of the building. These photos represent some of the wonderful elements that have been saved, certainly as showpieces in future endeavors.

The basement housed large pulley's ( or wheels ) attached to mandrels ( solid round steel ), They were held in place by pillow blocks ( a support for the bearing that held the mandrels. And leather belts ( later a rubberized type belts ) had small metal buckets attached to them (the belt ) which were filled with grains. These moved through the cutout alleyways visible in the basement and the first floor. These elements have been retained, saved, and will be re-used for decorative elements in the building.

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