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Monday, 30 January 2017

The Spade Mill at Cultra


At Cultra Folk Museum, a spade mill from Coalisland has been recreated.  This spade mill had been in the Patterson family until the 1950's for four generations.

The spade had been the main cultivating tool , not the plough until later.  The spade maker therefore, was a highly skilled and sought after craftsman, able to make up to 120 different spades!




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25 comments:

  1. Old mills are so charming to see! I never thought about the power that must be needed to make spades!

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  2. Very beautiful pictures.
    Wishing you a nice week.

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  3. Always enjoy seeing an old mill. Hope you are having a good week.

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  4. I always love seeing old mills. You have captured this one beautifully.

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  5. That is so interesting -- I was thinking it would be another meaning of the word spade, but I learned it was the same spade I was thinking of -- you know I never ever thought about how these vital tools were made. Fascinating.

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  6. Interesting how life has changed over the years.

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  7. I love to see places like this...whether in person or in photos.

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  8. Ha Christine, prachtig deze oude historische watermolen, hier hou ik van.
    groet kees.

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  9. interesting history...the spade maker must have been very busy! what a beautiful mill!

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  10. Hi Christine

    Beautiful pictures of the old mill.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  11. Hello, I love seeing these old mills. Neat place to visit and great photos. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  12. Technology at its finest. I like the twin wheels.

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  13. That is a very picturesque spot.

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  14. Beautiful spade mill. It would be interesting to see how they made the spades.

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  15. Very nice! Love to see your mill ;-)

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  16. Wonderful pictures of the old mill.

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  17. When I first saw the mill, I didn't make the connection to tools, I thought that it was a gristmill. I searched and found a video of the Patterson Spade Mill, very interesting. Thanks Christine for stopping by and I hope to see you back again.

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  18. Wonderful old mill and you captured it beautifully. Well done, Christine.

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  19. That's a new thing for me too!

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  20. an interesting story, some things we just don't think about!! beautiful captures!!

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  21. Interesting! Nice to see the wheel and the water!

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