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Bittner Mill
Lehigh Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | Prior to 1876
Township: Weisenberg Twp. | Watersource: A tributary to Lyon Creek.


Bittner Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/10/16

The address is about 3400 Moyer Court, New Tripoli.

Bittner Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/10/16

Bittner Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/10/16

Not much history is know. Please anyone with some knowledge of this mill please share the info with this site.

Bittner Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/10/16

The mill presents its rear exposure to the searcher as they approach across the bridge over the trib. to Lyon Creek.

Bittner Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/10/16

The miller's house looks to maybe have been a possible mill itself at one time.

Bittner Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/10/16

This hole in the foundation, filled in with framework and window, was no-doubtedly the inlet arch/opening for the headrace.

Bittner Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/10/16

The mill is on a tributary of Lyon Creek.

Bittner Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/10/16

One of the stone sets in the mill, with the netherstone in place. The lower stone turned with the power, while the runner/upper stone was stationary.

Bittner Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/10/16

The two runner stones of the two runs of stone that this mill utilized, are leaned against the far wall.

Bittner Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/10/16

The second run of stones with netherstone in place.

Bittner Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/10/16

The arm of the millstone crane hovering over a collection of wooden belt pulleys and wooden line shafts.

Bittner Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/10/16

Wooden cogs on some gearing in the mill.

Bittner Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/10/16

A wooden lineshaft with cupped grain belts that may have been used to turn the flour sifter in the left background.

Bittner Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/10/16

Probably a Eureka corn grinder manufactured in Silver Creek, NY.

Bittner Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/10/16

A grain hopper extended from the overhead floor. A larger bin would have been on the upper floor as part of this hopper.

Bittner Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/10/16

The catshead on the upper conice of the front peak, used to haul sacks of corn and grain to various floors of the mill, using the mills power produced by the water.

Bittner Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/10/16

GPS: 40° 37' N 75° 41.26' W ele 522 feet'/159 meters Topton Quadrangle

Directions: From I-78 at New Smithville, go north on SR 863/Golden Key Road about 1 mile to Lyon Valley Road on the right. Turn right and go about 1.2 mile to Moyer Court, a gravel road on the left. Turn left and go about 0.3 mile to the mill at the creek.

 
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