This is a new tourist attraction of our park. Since machines could be driven by the power of human or animal muscles and falling water, why not harness the power of the wind, too?
The main problem with this force of nature was its unpredictability - the wind is not always optimal. If it is too weak, the machine will not work at all. If it is too strong, it can damage or destroy the mill. We are mostly familiar with windmills used for making flour, but there were many other types, too. Windmills were applied for grinding and mixing pigments, crushing rocks for building purposes, weaving hemp ropes, pressing oil, grinding tobacco, wood (for paper production), cacao, coffee or mustard seeds (for making mustard) - any works that could be interrupted. When the wind died down or became too strong, the grinding process was stopped, and the miller waited for the weather to improve.
In mines, windmills were mostly used for ventilating the shafts and galleries, so that the miners underground could breathe. There could be no interruption in the supply of fresh air, so that the mechanism was always double. If the wind was not suitable for driving the windmill, a gear was switched and the same work was performed by a horizontal or vertical treadmill. The only difference was that the workers had to be paid or the animals fed while the wind was for free.