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HORSE ENGINE HOUSE

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A round, square or polygonal building that contains a horse engine. Commonly found on farms next to the threshing barn, where it is used to power the machinery.

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DONKEY WHEEL A treadwheel using a donkey as motive power. Usually found in association with wells.
HORSE ENGINE A wheel which is turned by a horse in order to provide power. Used in mines, manufacturing and farming.
HORSE ENGINE PLATFORM A circular platform, on which a horse harnessed to a central gear-wheel moves in order to drive machinery. Often sited adjacent to the shaft of a coal mine.
OIL MILL A factory where fruit and seed oil is produced by an oil press.
THRESHING BARN A barn usually containing a single, central threshing floor.

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