Salardú Flour Mill

Shaft

The shaft was attached firmly to the cartridge by several wedges.

The shaft was attached firmly to the cartridge by several wedges.

The shaft was the vertical axis that transmitted power from the cartridge to the grinding stone.

This device consisted of a lower timber and an upper iron frame. At the top we find the iron neck, a metal part that crossed the stationary stone base which, together with the hub, transmitted the force to move the stone. The hub was a metal part placed horizontally and which held the grinding stone.

The filoseta, at the upper end, hit the gutter and allowed the grain to fall between the stones.

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