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Mill from the Mancha. XVI Century

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Since ancient times man used the wind for energy. As all references match windmills is that the first buildings of this type in Europe are the X-XI centuries. The best examples of Spanish mills, maybe restored, are in Criptana Field, northeast of Ciudad Real and Toledo in the town of Consuegra, all in the Castilla la Mancha, popularly known as Don Quixote routes, Spanish literature character closely tied to the region and its mills. The mill Criptana Country is the “tower. It is characteristic manner of construction, with stone and lime whitewashed, with closing cone-shaped cover, with wooden frames. The plant is circular, with a thick wall that supports a rotating ceiling to orient into the wind. The sliding roof is direct on iron rotating circularly rigged. The mill Manchego typically has four central rod blades with fifteen or more beams. This type of blade provides a robustness that allows long narrow candles.


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