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ROLLING MILL IN AREA CALLED LJEŠTAR IN PART OF VILLAGE BISTRICE
Valjavica tomasevica (1)  1388783682
Izgled valjavice sa vlasnicima 1981 1388783685 Detalj tocak sa lopaticama 1388783687 Valjavica tomasevica (2) 1388783691 Valjavica tomasevica (3) 1388783695

In the area of Bistrica village, a bit far off the settlement itself, in an area called Lještar, there is a rolling mill Tomašević. Built most probably by the end of XIX century and served for processing and cloth rolling.

Cloth rolling mill is a semi – log house, of rectangular base and dimensions of 7,70х4,30m. Partially it was built of crushed stone and river pebbles and plastered with mud mortar, and partially built of wooden planks. The roof is double – sloped. The roof cover is tile above the plastered part, while the other part is covered with reclaimed roof tile.

Unlike other mills and rolling mills in Bistrica which are located in the settlement itself and have one room, this rolling mill has two rooms. One served as a dwelling during works with cloth rolling, the other has “stupe” for material processing. The other part is made of wooden planks. Inside it, there is a caldron for water heating, a chest “stupe” and mallets. The mallets are connected with an outer big wheel by leverage system. Water flow from the canal where the water reached 3m height in relation to the wheel was regulated from the inside with a lever at which end there is a paddle opened and closed by the running water.

The rolling mill was repaired with the Republic of Serbia funds in the 80s, but today is neglected again.