Click Mill, Huxter

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$48.00
Richard Ion

Lancaster, United Kingdom

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Sizing Information

Small 8.0" x 12.0"
Medium 11.9" x 18.0"
Large 16.0" x 24.0"
X large 19.9" x 30.0"

Features

  • Each custom artwork is hand stretched and printed for your order
  • Vibrant colors printed on artist grade canvas
  • Printed image wraps 0.25 inch (0.6 cm) over the edges; the sides are white
  • Hanging hardware is included

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Artist's Description

No not the sound of a camera shutter but the sound of the small mills, hence known as ‘Click Mills’, that were once common in the north of Scotland and its isles.
They are thought to be Scandinavian in origin and probably date back a thousand years or so and remained relatively unchanged, as did life in general, for most of that time. A handful have been restored to working or near-working condition in the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland. This one is one of group at Huxter (near Melby) on the westernmost edge of mainland Shetland.
The mechanism was very simple: a stream was channelled underneath the mill where it turned a simple paddle wheel, connected to a shaft which turned the millstone. The ‘click’ came from the wooden ‘ratchet’ that shook the grain hopper to release grain into the millstone.
The marsh marigolds are another feature of Shetland in the late Spring – carpets of them form in all the streams and boggy areas!

Thanks for looking.
Richard

For another view of this mill see here

Tech detls:
Nikon D300
Nikon 16-85mm VR @ 16mm
1/25s f16
ISO320
-1.0EV

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