SP9952 : Stevington Windmill - mechanism

taken 8 years ago, near to Stevington, Bedfordshire, Great Britain

Stevington Windmill - mechanism
Stevington Windmill - mechanism
This is the top level of the buck. At the top of the picture is the sloping windshaft that carries the sails to the right. Bottom right is the brake wheel and part of the wallower driving the single set of stones. The main focus is opposite and is the sloping brake lever with the ropes to pull it off. The brake is in the on position and is padlocked down. The curving metal piece (a bit like a scythe blade) above is to hold the brake off and this catch can also be disengaged with a rope.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 21 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9919 5276 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:9.8524N 0:33.0753W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9919 5276
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Windmill  Stevington  Mechanism  Post Mill 

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