Milling journals of the past. Irish mills and Irish millers

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2019 November

    Medium Digital

    Cereal processes > Flour milling > Commercial millers


    Scope & contentAn article in The Miller in February 1903 was written to celebrate the setting up of the Irish Association of Millers. It pointed out that the millers had a good reputation for proficiency and commercial enterprise in their craft, and underlined “their plucky efforts and the fine fight” they made to compete with the large mills on their island and the great imports of American flour.

    In the city of Cork, St John’s Roller Flour Mills, belonging to Messrs George Shaw and Son, were well known. ER & F Turner had fitted out the mill with an excellent five-sack plant. The installation, which was described as being on the most modern lines, was working very satisfactorily.

    The milling arrangements in Ireland were not the same as England, with the arrangement of spouts, machines and flow of material requiring a great deal of acumen to ensure the absolute perfection seen at the model plant of Messrs. George Shaw and Sons... Read more.


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