This is a site for posting information about the history of White Creek, NY, USA.
The Dwinell Lime Kiln and Hammer Mill
A more recently done map, made by georeferencing Munro’s surveys onto a topographical map with QGIS. Othniel Preston’s lot was moved to a more likely location. The dotted green line is the State Forest boundary.
Links to a somewhat similar lime kiln in operation. These aren’t mine but were all I could find showing an actual kiln in operation. The Dwinell kiln was smaller than this and used wood rather than coal:
Below is a better video which follows almost exactly how the Dwinell Limekiln would have operated, right up to the total lack of safety equipment. After watching them break rock with sledges and hammers, it is also very evident why they wanted a hammer mill at the Dwinell site to break up rock and pound out lime. There is one appearance of a gasoline engine, and they slaked the lime differently, adding it to a pool of water, whereas at the Dwinell Kiln they probably would have put the lime in the pit and then added just enough water to slake it, producing a firmer but lumpier mixture than the slurry they were making in Sri Lanka. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2JCoe0GRpg&fbclid=IwAR3o8vsaFXCNxasfmAwIheE0I1pgzRDYDwyJ95N6N9hVpmFMta2uuDJ903k