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TITLE
Using a quern or hand-mill
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_468_P287
DATE OF IMAGE
1906
PERIOD
19th century
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31293
KEYWORDS
querns
mills
Using a quern or hand-mill

This illustration was taken from "Argyll's Highlands" by Cuthbert Bede. It shows women working at the quern. A quern was a primitive grain-mill which was turned by hand. It became extinct with the invention of the water mill and windmill.

Workers sang as they used the quern. The words often had no specific meaning but were simply syllables appropriate to the rhythm of the work

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Using a quern or hand-mill

19th century

querns; mills

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This illustration was taken from "Argyll's Highlands" by Cuthbert Bede. It shows women working at the quern. A quern was a primitive grain-mill which was turned by hand. It became extinct with the invention of the water mill and windmill.<br /> <br /> Workers sang as they used the quern. The words often had no specific meaning but were simply syllables appropriate to the rhythm of the work