long island of Öland off the south-east coast of
Sweden is famous for its windmills.
the vast majority were flour mills, there is a
unique survival at Jordhamn on the north-west coast
of the island near Sandvik.
described on a notice board at the site as “the only
wind driven scouring machine in Sweden”.
used to polish limestone flags (for flooring) from
the adjacent quarries.
invented by a “man from Öland around 1850” and was
last used in 1938.