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1841-1911 - Flour mill

 

1841

A stone tower mill was built in 1841 in Evere, a village near Brussels, to mill flour. Originally, the windmill turned thanks to three pairs of millstones, driven by 22-meter sails.

 

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1853

In order to keep the millstones running on windless days, a boiler and a steam engine were added.

 

 

1886

Wings were removed and a small factory was built, adjacent to the mill. It was equipped with new cylinder machines, which significantly increased production.

 

 

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1911

Due to fierce competition with big mills set up all along the canal from Charleroi to Antwerp, the mill of Evere shut down.