This mill, conceived to be positioned straddling
a watercourse, is equipped with a large number
of millstones actuated by a single motor force.
Four series of hydraulic wheels are positioned
along the canal at different levels, each
connected to a different transmission shaft,
which engage 32 millstones, 16 on each side.
The paddle wheels, moved by the falling water,
actuate the system of shafts and gears
so as to move the millstones simultaneously.
The model is based on the drawing:
- Codex Atlanticus ff. 830c r., 830c v. (1493)
Milano, Biblioteca Ambrosiana