Dancing the Culm: Burning Culm as a Domestic and Industrial Fuel in Ireland

@article{Jenkins2002DancingTC,
  title={Dancing the Culm: Burning Culm as a Domestic and Industrial Fuel in Ireland},
  author={D. Jenkins},
  journal={Folk Life},
  year={2002},
  volume={41},
  pages={125 - 127}
}
  • D. Jenkins
  • Published 2002
  • History
  • Folk Life
  • Mill stones for grain grinding were produced in enormous numbers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries from quarries and workshops in the east of Paris basin, centred on La Ferte-sous-jouarre. Initially the stones were shaped from monoliths, but in the nineteenth century the technique was perfected of forming composite circular mill stones from much smaller shaped blocks, fitted together almost jigsaw-like and bound by iron hoops. In this form they were exported around the world, becoming… CONTINUE READING
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