Milling journals of the past. The flour mills of East Scotland: Part 3

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2019 August

    Medium Digital

    Cereal processes > Flour milling > Commercial millers


    Scope & contentI am continuing the survey of Eastern Scottish mills at the time of the 1902 National Convention in Edinburgh (see my article in the previous two issues of Milling & Grain), by focusing on two more that attracted attention at the time.

    John Wilson & Co Ltd’s Swanfield Mills, Leith John Wilson started in the milling business in 1890 after 23 years as a salesman for the Ted Brothers of Stockbridge Mills, Edinburgh. By 1902, his Swanfield Mills were vastly different from how they were when he bought them in 1890. He first installed a five-sack plant, but as trade developed, he employed Henry Simon to enlarge and improve the plant.

    As well as flour milling Mr Wilson also manufactured pearl barley, special feeding meals and split peas. By 1902 the Swanfield Mills housed a new Simon 16-sack plant, an up to date provender plant with seven pairs of stones and a complete barley and pea mill…. Read more


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