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The old-times water-driven machinery is an essential part of Etar ethnographical open-air museum . It's the only one of its kind. It contains ten equipments and is one of the richest and well-organized technical collections among the European museums in the open. They are the first view that visitors can see in our museum.
The most important characteristic feature of the exhibition is that all equipments work in the same way as they did in the past, due to the original mill-strem system dating from the end of the 18th sentury. The upper level of the system supplies with water the machanical grind stone, the fulling mill, the "karadjeika"water-mill, the nap-raising equipment and the wood-turning lathe. The braid-making room, the "dolapkinia" water-mill, the wood-turnig lathe for wine vessels,the saw-mill and the nap-raising equipment arew situeted on the lower level.
The old times water machinery of the Etar museum has always aroused great interest among visitors. Put into operation in its natural settings and size it displays rational and constructive decisions resulting from the creative spirit of the Balkan people who have preserved through the ages the tradition of using water as a driving force.