Milling journals of the past. The Gloucester nabim Convention 1892, Part 2

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2021 March

    Medium Digital

    Wind & watermills > England > Gloucestershire


    Scope & contentLast month I covered two of the mills seen during the 1892 nabim Conference as reported in the Miller (June 6, 1892). Here I describe two more of the ten or so local milling enterprises admired by visiting millers.

    Messrs Priday, Metford & Co City Mills
    Gloucester Delegates saw this mill in full working order, fitted out with a roller plant of 15 sacks per hour. The mills were originally owned by the Hadley Brothers who set up their partnership there until moving on to City Mills in Thames Street London. One of the current partners at the Gloucester mill lad served his apprenticeship with Mr Hadley.

    The mill comprised two distinct parts: the mill proper of seven stories, and a wheat cleaning department - separated from the mill by a fire proof wall. The mill also had its own millwrighting and fitters shop
    The Simon roller plant had been upgraded by the firm in 1890. The mill’s ground floor housed three millstone hurstings, 21 elevator bottoms and the necessary shafting for driving the machinery on the floors above… Read more.


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