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Raw material for clogs


A steam driven sawmill from yesteryear. Of course the wood was not only used for clogs, but clogs is the theme for the week.



comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 30 Jun 2017, 01:00
Not a lot of trees in the picture, Louis...I suspect the timber was imported from the colonies...
Louis: You are quite correct, sir. Dutchland grew from a mostly treeless marsh area, that over time was tamed with dikes and canals. Trees got planted but never to a scale that will sustain a serious wood industry.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Jun 2017, 06:57
The name sounds like a political message "Voorwaarts".
Louis: Some people say that industry is just another form of politics.
And I immediately thought of Harry Potter's Hogwarts school. HA!
Louis: Ginnie, there are no owls flying around in this picture ...
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Jun 2017, 07:23
This is a wonderful tile plaque. And I so like all the old names like 'Voorwaarts'.. and yes 'voorwaarts' it went....
Great theme for the week.
Louis: Thank you Astrid - voorwaarts is where one wants your business to go.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Jun 2017, 07:42
More ceramic delight Louis
Louis: We will get to Portugal and then you will have more of it, Chris.
Good to see an old clogworks Louis.
Louis: This steam driven sawmill, probably operated clockwork correct.
The tiles tell the story.
Louis: So they do Mary.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 30 Jun 2017, 16:37
I have never thought about the production of clogs before, Louis
Louis: It all start with a tree that starts growing, Lisl - or something like that smile
The tiles seem to even have the modern extension painted on as well.
Louis: The tiles themselves are not dated, but I can only assume that the sawmill was operating for some time, before someone painted it on the tiles.
A shawl and clogs was traditional wear for girls working in the Lancashire Mills. My Grandfather was a cobbler in Nelson and I am pretty sure he sold clogs
Louis: Interesting info, Bill. I have links to the steel industry in South Africa and know that clogs are still worn where little pieces of molten iron or steel can be spilt onto the factory floor. The only good protection available, is the thick wooden sole.
this is a great ceramic painting of the old saw mill Louis... i like the people here and there around the mill....petersmile
Louis: I liked the picture when I saw it, peter. It speaks of days gone by.
Je ne comprends pas ce qui est écrit mais le dessin est très beau.
Louis: L'écriture indique, qu'il s'agit d'une scierie construite en 1829.
What a wonderful tile painting!!
Louis: I thought so too, Elizabeth - thank you.

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