Watch the oil miller

Oil miller

Watch the oil miller

In his horse-driven mill the miller presses oil from linseed. A “virtual horse” demonstrates how the horse once drove this mill.

 

In 1840 a farmer by the name of ‘Teunis’ Krabbenborg installed an oil mill in the barn on his farm; this mill was driven by horse power. Before long farmers from the surrounding area started to bring their oil-bearing seeds, such as rapeseed and linseed, here to have the oil pressed out. This provided oil for lighting, roasting and frying, and paint, as well as a by-product: rapeseed cakes, which were used as a highly nutritious cattle feed during the winter months. 

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Watch the oil miller

Watch the oil miller
Activiteit datum

Van 09-12-2017 tot 21-01-2018
10:00 - 17:00 uur

Aantal personen
Unlimited
Leeftijd
All ages