13.- Fulling mill model

Scale reproduction of a fulling mill, a wooden machine, usually made of oak, consisting of two mallets that are driven alternately by the force of water transmitted by a water wheel. Fulling mills were used for beating, degreasing and felting fabrics made on the loom. For a period of time that could exceed 24 hours, the cloths were rhythmically beaten by the mallets of the fulling mill until they were transformed into a denser and more compact fabric. As they required water power to operate, fulling mills were usually located on the banks of a river or stream.