From the history of iron-mill Dobrkovice
The terrier Estate Český Krumlov, the copy of the contract of the sale the iron-mill Number 147 5 AU between Peter Vok from Rožmberk and Jakob Schmelz from 1602, April 19th.
Petr Vok from Rožmberk sells the miller Jakob Schmelz and his heirs the new built iron-mill, which lies in old game's enclosure behind the Český Krumlov castle with all the accessories as like house, water intakes, the coal work, as well as fishing on creek. The iron mill and the miller are exempted from levies and charges. Jabkob Schmelz shall pay 600 tolars (historical czech currency). The first amount of 100 tolars he has on 24th April 1603 (St. George). The next instalment in the amount of 50 tolars he used to pay every St. George until payment of the full amount. In this time he cann't sell the mill.
Holders of the hammer mill
Petr Vok from Rožmberk - (to 1602), Jakob Schmelz (1628), Hans Falc (1633), Martin Klauser (1687), Joachim Klauser (1693), Jakob Jungbauer (1727), Ondřej Jungbauer (1764), Ignatius Jungbauer (1804), Filip Jungbauer (1827), Filip Jungbauer Jr. (1866), Jan and Mariana Jungbauer (1945), Arnošt and Františka Kotous (1949).
The principle of hammer mill
The principle of the hammer mill was a forge with a large and heavy hammer used to forge large pieces of iron such as ploughshares, scythes, sickles or large sheets of metal. The hammer was raised and lowered by a water-powered wheel from which the motion was transmitted by a shaft.