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Lerch Mill
Carbon Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | Unknown, probably 1850's
Township: Lower Towamensing Twp. | Watersource: Borher Creek.


Lerch Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/11/2010

No history known about the mill.

Lerch Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/11/2010

The front of the mill showing the protuding sack hoist/catshead.

Lerch Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/11/2010

On a 1875 township map, O. Lerch owned the land on the other side of the road.

Lerch Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/11/2010

The inlet pennstock culminating in the distribution box over the top of the overshot wheel.

Lerch Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/11/2010

A wooden framework next to the steel waterwheel that supports some major gearing and shafts. The main shaft runs up from below on the left.

Lerch Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/11/2010

A bypass penstock, now lying down upon the waterwheel, that used to serve as a release for excess water flow. An unusual way to control the speed of turning for the wheel.

Lerch Mill
Picture: Robvert T. Kinsey 11/11/2010

The floor down below the gearing in the last photo. The wheel is on the right with a wooden flywheel/pulley on the left.

Lerch Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/11/2010

A better view of the flywheel/pulley arrangement with the water wheel just visible to the right.

Lerch Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/11/2010

The run of stone/stone set situated on the ground floor right over the steel rod that ran vertically on the left of the gearing the next floor down.

Lerch Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/11/2010

A large base rock included in the right rear corner of the foundation near the creek. The owner would like to get the mill fixed up to operating condition, although this might not happen simply because of the owners advanced age.

Lerch Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/11/2010

Permission was given for photos by a young man that rents the house and uses the mill for storage.

Lerch Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/11/2010

GPS: 40' 50.36N, 75' 29.51W

All creatures of our God and King Lift up your voice and with us sing; Alleluia! Alleluia! "All CFreatures of Our God and King" by Francis of Assisi
(From the Nazarene hymnal - Sing to the Lord)
Directions: From the town of Little Gap, go east on Little Gap Road for 1.1 miles to 57 Road on the left. (The name of the road is 57 Road). Turn left and go 0.5 miles to the mill on the right.
 
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