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The mill is a so-called Dutch dutch. The upper part of the mill is movable, which is why it is also called a cap rotator. The compass rose automatically aligns the wings according to the wind. This is important because the wings only turn when they are facing the wind. In Germany there is 70 to 75% west wind.
The annual lease was initially 350 gold marks. In 1897, however, Lampe bought the mill for 9,500 gold marks. He was a very successful entrepreneur, because he could not only afford this high purchase price, but he already built a house next to the mill in 1900. This cost 13,000 gold marks. Tündersche Mühle was a pure grist mill for a long time. That is, she grinded cattle feed for the farmers. Lampe ran a farm next to the mill. If there was nothing to do in the mill due to the lack of wind, the apprentice and the journeyman could help there. The work was very dependent on the weather. Often it was necessary to react quickly and change the process.
The son of Carl Lampe sen. who was also named Karl Lampe, became his miller just like his father and took over the business. In 1921 an electric motor was installed to make you more independent of the wind. In 1927 Lampe jun. install a roller mill so that the mill could also grind flour. The grist mill and roller mill stood side by side in the mill as independent systems. Karl Lampe jun. died in 1968. Since then his son Karl Lampe has been working in the mill after work to help his mother. He had started an apprenticeship as a miller in Aerzen, but had to stop because of a flour allergy. However, the mill was soon abandoned. In 1979 the mill was restored with great effort. A year later, she was struck by lightning. The fire destroyed large parts of the upper area. The mill was repaired once more in an enormous effort and can be visited today.
June 29, 2020
The Tündern windmill was built in 1883. She worked for a long time as a grist mill, so she made cattle feed. In 1921 the mill was electrified and in 1927 a roller mill for flour production was added.
More info: regi-on.de/kultur-freizeit/freizeit-erammlung/sehenswuerdigkeits/120.htm
July 5, 2020
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