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Beck's Mill - Millstones

Beck's Mill - Millstones

Millstones. The top stone is called the cap stone. The cap stone is the stone that moves. The bottom stone is stationary and is called the bedstone. The wooden box surrounding the stones is call the stone case.
Beck's Mill - Millstones
The square funnel on top of the millstones is the hopper. The grain is chuted into the hopper and is dropped down into the center of the millstones.
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Beck's Mill - Millstones and Hopper
Closeup of the hopper.
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Beck's Mill - Drive Shaft that powers the millstones.
This is the line shaft, pulley and belt that powers the millstones.
Beck's Mill - Millstones Hook and Crane
Hook and crane flip the top millstone over to sharpen the stones. While grinding during a regular season, the stones must be sharpend every month. While grinding during a demonstation for once a week, the stones need to be sharpened once every ten years.
Beck's Mill - Millstones, Hook and Crane
Hook and Crane.
The hook cinches on to the top stone and the crane moves the one-to two-thousand pound stone. The hook then flips the top stone over to be able to sharpen both stones.

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