Oil press & corn mill, Winkl-Boden near Poellau

Styria

Built: 1782
Year of translocation: 1963

This building houses an oil press and a corn mill which were still in use in 1964.

It is of log construction with a steep saddle-back roof and traditional straw thatch cover. There are two overshot water wheels. One of the wheels powered the oil press in which linseeds were crushed. The mashed linseeds were then transferred to a tilt-hammer where the linseed oil was extracted. Linseed oil has been widely used as an effective remedy against a variety of afflictions in humans and animals. Today linseed oil is being rediscovered by gourmet cooks and increasingly used for cooking and salad dressings.The second water wheel drives the corn mill.

 

Austrian Open-Air Museum Stübing

Enzenbach 32
8114 Stübing, Österreich
T +43-3124/53700
F +43-3124/53700-18
freilichtmuseum@museum-joanneum.at

 

Opening Hours


April to October Mon-Sun, public holidays 9am - 6pm
Admission until 5pm