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photoblog image Ginuciai flour mill

Ginuciai flour mill

 

This 19th century mill at Slyninkos is the oldest still working in Lithuania.  Originally water-powered, it now uses electricity to drive the original machinery inside, but there are plans to restore the water power.

 

Ginuciai flour mill

 

This 19th century mill at Slyninkos is the oldest still working in Lithuania.  Originally water-powered, it now uses electricity to drive the original machinery inside, but there are plans to restore the water power.

 

comments (17)

an excellent shot to show the overall scheme of things, Tom. i like those bevel gears.
Tom Wilson: Old machinery from the mill, I imagine, Ayush.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Nov 2019, 01:06
What a lovely set of gears and belt drive apparatus...but it does not belong out there.
Tom Wilson: I guess it's old gear from the mill - this place is also a restaurant with a few rooms for B&B - so I guess they have stuff lying around just to interest people.
Jolie machine ancienne.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine.
What a wonderful building! Nice point of view to show off as much as possible!
Tom Wilson: Yes, an old structure, but ideal for its purpose!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 20 Nov 2019, 06:54
I can imagine that there would be interest in a return to water power, considering the current climate business.
Tom Wilson: Yes, indeed - the water is there, the water wheel is there, all that's needed is refurbishment to get free power! Their electricity bill would drop to zero!
I can imagine the delight it was to see this, Tom. I wonder if countries learn from each other when it comes to these mills. smile
Tom Wilson: I imagine there is quite an exchange of information among mill owners.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Nov 2019, 07:02
A fine place Tom. Wouldn't it be great to have it water powered once more
Tom Wilson: Indeed it would - the stream is still there along with the dam and the water sluice to provide water to the wheel - it shouldn't take too much to tap the free power!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Nov 2019, 07:39
The building style is so not a mill. I have seen similar before, though.
Tom Wilson: Certainly different from the windmill!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Nov 2019, 07:59
Good to hear there are plans to restore the water power. We have a mill near here in Somerset that has done just that, and provided electricity for the surrounding village and sells some back to the grid
Tom Wilson: That's interesting - I guess a properly designed system could provide power to the house as well as to the mill.
Water power is as green as it gets
Tom Wilson: Yup - couldn't be greener.
Clean and Welcoming.
Tom Wilson: A nice place to stop - coffee shop, restaurant and B&B!
It is a very nice looking building.
Tom Wilson: Yes, a fine functional mill.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Nov 2019, 15:19
still working! A well maintained old mill!
Tom Wilson: Yes, it certainly is - and you can buy your flour here!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Nov 2019, 17:56
They could probably use hydroelectricity if necessary but directly water-powered would be better. I like the old machinery outside.
Tom Wilson: Yes, I think the intention is to use water power - I suspect that the little river would not power a hydro system.
What a lovely building........it's good to hear about the restoration, Tom smile
Tom Wilson: Yes, a fine old building and the fact that the mill is still in operation is good.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 21 Nov 2019, 01:57
it's quite amazing
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Nov 2019, 09:00
I love those gears and the house, Tom.

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