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Power Train Machinery


Highest point of the power train, on the fourth floor.

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The main wheel and its channel, seen here from its sluice gate.
The wooden elements of the wheel have long since been removed.

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Box wood cogs.
Used as safety brakes.

In the event that the power train jammed, the box wood cogs would sheer off, saving the wheels with cast iron cogs.


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The five cast iron pillars supporting the foundation slab straddle the water way and the principal drive axel from the wheel to gear mechanism.

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The principal transmission system located directly beneath the grindstone.

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