Publication:

Watermills and stoneground flour milling

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    Authors & editors

    Harris, Nigel S [Author]

    Publisher The author
    Year of publication 2014
    Languages

    English (main text)

    Medium Book
    Edition1
    ISBN9780955150128
    Topics

    Repair & construction of mills
    Cereal processes > Flour milling > Millstone milling

    Scope & contentThis book is aimed at 'the beginner' and covers all aspects of stoneground flour milling in watermills with detailed practical diagrams of mill machinery and clear explanations of how they work. After a review of cereals and the history of watermills, the rest of the book concentrates on the component parts of the mill, showing how these components fit into the total mill mechanism. The mill operation and milling process is explained with mill terms defined as they first appear in the text.

    Chapter 1: Cereals-the raw material; Flour-the end product; Chapter 2: Watermill history (from handstones and querns to roller mills); Chapter 3: Watercourse and buildings (including watercourse layout and inside mill buildings - bin floor, stone floor, meal floor, hurst frame, granary and kilns); Chapter 4: Waterwheels and water turbines (including construction and types of vertical waterwheels, water flow, efficiency, rotational speed and water turbine drive); Chapter 5: Gear wheels; gearing and drive arrangements (including lubrication, gear trains in watermills, gear ratios and speeds and auxiliary drive); Chapter 6: Bearings (including spindle bearing assembly); Chapter 7: Millstones (including types of millstone, the milling action, rotational and peripheral speeds, runner stone balancing, runner stone removal, stone dressing); Chapter 8: Some auxiliary equipment (winnower, jog scry, smutter, bolters, wire machines, sack equipment; pullies and hoists, scales and trolleys); Chapter 9: The milling process; Chapter 10: Mill hazards and pests (including flour dust explosions, fires, miller's life, insect pests, rodents, beetles, birds);

    Appendix A: Weights and measures; Appendix B: Roller mills. Contains many photographs and statistical comparative tables. Drawings and illustrations by John Brandrick. Mill Index. References and further reading
    KeywordsMillwrighting, Milling, Cereals, Archaeology & history

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    Accession no. 228608

    • Shelf location: O200-HAR
    • Donor: The author

    Divisions within this publication

    • 1: Cereals-the raw material; Flour-the end product
    • 2: Watermill history (from handstones and querns to roller mills)
    • 3: Watercourse and buildings (including watercourse layout and inside mill buildings)
    • 4: Waterwheels and water turbines
    • 5: Gear wheels; gearing and drive arrangements
    • 6: Millstones
    • 7: Some auxiliary equipment
    • 8: The milling process
    • 9: Mill hazards and pests
    • 10: Weights and measures
    • 11: Roller mills

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