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TITLE
The Handmill
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_MCIAN_18
DATE OF IMAGE
1847
PERIOD
1840s
CREATOR
R R McIan
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
19781
KEYWORDS
occupations
The Handmill

The handmill, also known as a quern, consisted of two stones. Grain was added through a hole in the top stone, which was turned using a handle. It was generally turned by two women, as seen here, but was occasionally powered by a water wheel

This is a postcard showing the work of the Scottish artist R R McIan. It is one of a series of illustrations in which he portrays aspects of rural life in the Highlands. The illustrations were published in the book 'Gaelic gatherings, or the Highlanders at Home on heather, river and loch', published 1847-49, with accompanying text by James Logan

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The Handmill

1840s

occupations

Highland Folk Museum

R.R. McIan Illustrations

The handmill, also known as a quern, consisted of two stones. Grain was added through a hole in the top stone, which was turned using a handle. It was generally turned by two women, as seen here, but was occasionally powered by a water wheel<br /> <br /> This is a postcard showing the work of the Scottish artist R R McIan. It is one of a series of illustrations in which he portrays aspects of rural life in the Highlands. The illustrations were published in the book 'Gaelic gatherings, or the Highlanders at Home on heather, river and loch', published 1847-49, with accompanying text by James Logan