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If the mills were generally intended to grind cereals, sometimes to beat iron or to saw barks, " a sight of the museum "
d' aucuns was also used to produce l' oil. " another sight of the entry "
One spoke then about " rope twister with huile" , because one twisted there and crushed oleaginous seeds to extract l' from it; oil. Qu' it is mû by the wind or l' water, l' driving shaft, in this case, n' do not actuate only grinding stones, but also of the presses, agitators, belts and rammers falling down in mortars. Cams placed on l' driving shaft raised and released alternatively the rammers; A true miniature factory! The process describes hereafter is that used in the rope twisters with wind of Western Hainaut and of the North of France, has Mouscron, a company preserved like emblem on its soft soap pots at l' linseed oil the silhouette of the family windmill. With XIXe S., one did not count less than 200 rope twisters around Lille; l' a d' between them " perhaps that one "
is preserved by the Museum of the mills and functions in Villeneuve-d' Ascq or then " one of those " an " historical link "

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Additional Photos by dominique france (kermit350) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1478 W: 161 N: 1976] (9016)
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