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Kister Grist & Saw Mill
Wayne Co. | Ohio | USA | 1816
Township: Clinton Twp. | Watersource: Millbrook Creek.


Kister Grist & Saw Mill
Picture: Gary Condry 07/29/2006

Kister Mill as seen from Twp Hwy 34. The junction with Cr 228 is just to the right of picture about 200 yards, on the eastern edge of the village of Millbrook.

Kister Grist & Saw Mill
Picture: Gary Condry 07/29/2006

The north facade of the mill enclosing the hydraulic cider press.

Kister Grist & Saw Mill
Picture: Rob Boyer

Looking north toward the large waterwheel that powers the mill at the rear of the mill.

Kister Grist & Saw Mill
Picture: Rob Boyer

An accumulation of smaller auxiliary wheels in action.

Kister Grist & Saw Mill
Picture: Gary Condry 07/29/2006

The steel penstock coming from Millbrook Creek and entering the mills south side that houses the covered overshot wheel. *Update: Roger Troutman 03/27/2012. The road past the mill Twp. Road 34 (going east and west)is the township line with Plain Township to the north. Coordinates for the mill itself are: 40D 43' 35.4 N, 82D 0' 18.3" W The west side of Wooster Township is located about a 1/2 mile due east.

Kister Grist & Saw Mill
Picture: Gary Condry 07/29/2006

This is the south side showing the covered overshot wheel. The surrounding steps and decking were constructed to allow visitors to safely view the wheel.

Kister Grist & Saw Mill
Picture: Gary Condry 07/29/2006

Inside the shed showing the water conveyed by the penstock, pouring from the distribution box,and over the crest of the water wheel to turn the wheel.

Kister Grist & Saw Mill
Picture: Rob Boyer

Waterwheel in action.

Kister Grist & Saw Mill
Picture: Gary Condry 07/29/2006

The overshot wheel is secured to the cog-geared bull wheel. The bull gear is turned by the gearing on the bull wheel, which in turn, rotates the shaft through a lubricating bearing.

Kister Grist & Saw Mill
Picture: Gary Condry 07/29/2006

The shaft is stabelized, secured, and lubricated by this bearing as it passes through a wall and is connected to the main drive pulley that connect to various other pulleys by means of canvas belts to drive the machinery.

Kister Grist & Saw Mill
Picture: Gary Condry 07/29/2006

The main drive pulley that was described under the last photo.

Kister Grist & Saw Mill
Picture: Rob Boyer

Main drive wheel in action for other smaller wheels inside

Kister Grist & Saw Mill
Picture: Gary Condry 07/29/2006

Belts and pulleys that operate the collection of machines that create a functioning, operating mill.

Kister Grist & Saw Mill
Picture: Gary Condry 07/29/2006

The grinding room. The present owners of the mill are Richard & Cindy Boyer.

Kister Grist & Saw Mill
Picture: Gary Condry 07/29/2006

The saw mill portion of the mill. The log points outside to the north and Twp 34. The east side is also open to daylight for better operating visibility and sawdust control.

Kister Grist & Saw Mill
Picture: Gary Condry 07/29/2006

Plaque indicating the year built and listing the mill as a County Historical Landmark. The other plaque commemorates the placing of the mill on the National Register of Historical Places

"Everyone in this world should worship and honor the Lord! As soon as he spoke the world was created; at his command, the earth was formed.
(Psalm 32:8 & 9 CEV)
Directions: Situated just south of Wooster, just west off State Route 226, at 3596 Kister Road by Millbrook Creek.
 
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