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Windmill


Windmill
Manufacturer:
Wrebbit
Number of pieces:
67
Difficulty Level:
Mini
Completed Puzzle:
Yes
Hours to complete:

.5

Released:

1997

Technical Diagram:


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Whether looming above a web of narrow and winding prairie waterways, or perched atop a river bank like a citadel watching over its keep, the windmill imparts an almost mythical blanket over the Dutch countryside. Though only 200 of the remaining thousand or so are operational today, the windmill is as intrinsic to the lore and culture of Holland as cheese, clogs, and speed skating. The first Dutch windmill was erected in the 13th century. The windmill's most popular raison detre, however, manifested itself in the mid 1400s when the device was used to pump water. Hence, the emergence of the polder mills that kept the Netherlands from flooding during the war.

In the 16th century, windmills were swayed into new vocations to better serve the new industrial landscape, harnessing window power in order to grind grain or power sawmills. Often built within city limits, windmills are generally several storeys high to benefit from the full impact of the wind.

 

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