Slovakia Issued New Stamp on Historic Wind Mill

\"slovakiaSlovakia  issued a stamp dedicated to the Slovak historic technical monument – Windmill in Holic.There were more than 5 thousand mills using water energy in the 19th century in Slovakia and more than 20 windmills. One of such mills preserved until today is a Dutch-type windmill in Holic. It is located in the south-eastern part of the city, on the forest\’s edge above the Theresian granary. The mill was built in the 1880s and was in use until 1926.The builder of the mill\’s technology was a joinery master Frantisek Slama from Jevicko.

The Holic mill was continuously deteriorating after its decommissioning, until the local hunting association assumed care of it.

The revolving cap was replaced by a metal roof, a stylized sail is sunk into building\’s external masonry, thus it is not able to turn in the wind\’s direction.

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