Unique cultural attraction
Built in the XIX century, it was the most important hydraulic mill in northern Ecuador.
Now converted into a historic house, Molino San Juan seeks to preserve and exhibit the parts and pieces of an artifact that illustrates the ingenuity and creativity of the human being.
Parts of the Mill
Where the grain that is going to be ground is deposited.
Direct the grain to the stones, and adjust the desired amount.
Piece with grooves that when turning and rubbing with the gutter makes it vibrate, prevents the grain from getting stuck and its fall is constant and precise.
Piece of iron joined to the upper stone, transmits the movement and is its point of support.
Solid piece with the shaft, adjust with the bridge to receive the movement.
Piece of iron subject to the inferior stone, in its central part there is a bearing to center the axis of the mill. It is the upper shaft bearing.
Transmits the movement to the mill.
Move the sieve to separate the bran from the flour.
Steel housing, a bearing that supports the weight of the tree, stone and the belt shot. Supported on a lever that allows to raise it or to lower it, with which they join or separate the stones, it is crushed or a finer flour is removed.