Water Wheel

Water Wheel Details
Water Wheel Details

One of the many (some would say the main) reasons Bahr’s Mill is significant is “because of its rare, surviving, millwright-built, wooden water wheel.” The “water wheel documentation project was undertaken with funding from the Ressler Mill Foundation, [and] was completed during November and December 1998 by John Bowie Associates (Media, PA) with technical assistance from Stephen J. Kindig, Molinological Specialist. The completed project was donated to the Historic American Engineering Record collection at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.” (Text from page one of the drawings.)

The images available through links on this page, below, are scanned versions of the drawings published by the Ressler Mill Foundation, P. O. Box 353, New Holland, PA 17557. They are available in the Museum Shop.