Sail system

Before 1924, mills were using the traditional Dutch sail system. Steam engines and later on electro-engines became competitors of wind mills. Especially during periods with few wind, mills could not operate. In 1924, the association "de Hollandsche molen" launched a request for proposals in order to improve the sail systems. One of the improvements was the "Van Bussel" sail system, with which d'Olde Zwarver is equipped.

"Van Bussel" sail systeem

Technical specification:

  • Van Bussel sail systeem
  • Brake flaps
  • Length of the stocks 22.65 meter