Broyeur à pomme, Blandy les Tours, Seine et Marne, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gatinaise
N 48° 34.056 E 002° 46.823
31U E 483798 N 5379413
Quick Description: Le broyeur à pomme en pierre, entraîné par un cheval / The apple stone mill, driven by a horse
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 6/25/2016 4:16:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMRHZA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
Views: 3

Long Description:
"Courant dans les régions de grande production de pommes, cet équipement sert à broyer les fruits avant de les porter au pressoir, toujours proche. Il est constitué d'une gouttière circulaire d'environ 6 mètres de diamètre et de cinquante centimètres de profondeur. La meule de grès, fixée sur un axe de bois, et entraînée par un cheval circulant à l'extérieur du dispositif, y écrase les pommes additionnées d'eau." (visit link)

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(EN) "Fluent in large apple production regions , the equipment used to grind the fruit before wearing them to the press , always near. It consists of a circular trough of about 6 meters in diameter and two feet deep. Sandstone grinding wheel, mounted on a wooden axis and driven by a horse circulating outside of the device, it overwrites the added water apples." (visit link)
Year built?: unknown

Is the mill or gin still in operation?: No

What is or was processed here?: écraser les pommes

Are tours available?: Yes, on a regular basis.

How is or was it powered?: cheval / horse

Related link to this waymark.: [Web Link]

What is it used as today?: Not listed

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