Milling journals of the past. Perseverance flour mills, Elizabethgrad

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2021 November

    Medium Digital

    Cereal processes > Flour milling > Commercial millers


    Scope & contentIn 1879 an English engineer, Walter Pridgeon, wrote a report for The Miller (March 3, page 20) describing the Perseverance Flour Mills. He had been working for the engineering firm of Bellino, Fenderich and Co, known for building ships for the Russian Imperial Navy.

    Originally based in Odessa, the firm moved deeper into Russia to Rostov on Don. The Perseverance Mills were built in Elizabethgrad, since 2016 known as Kropyvnytskyi. Located about 100 miles north of Odessa, it was an important trade centre on the Inhul River in Ukraine (then part of Russia).

    Russia, described in history and public opinion as “unfortunately more prominent as a prosecutor of war on a colossal scale than as a promoter of the arts of peace,” nevertheless was unique with its enormous reserves of grain to export.... Read more.


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