Milling journals of the past. The new roller mills, Prouvy, France, on the carter system

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2018 November

    Medium Digital

    Cereal processes > Flour milling > Commercial millers


    Scope & contentAn account in “The Miller” in November 1886 described the opening of another mill risen from the ashes, this time in France. In July 1885
    a disastrous fire claimed the mill belonging to the Société Nouvelle des Moulins de Prouvy, a company established in 1884 in the village five miles from Valenciennes.

    The mill already had an international pedigree, with elements uniting France, England and Belgium. Representatives of each country attended the opening ceremony including, from England, Bryan Corcoran, Gilbert Gilkes and William Marriage.

    The original mill had been erected around 1874, taken over in May 1984 by the Société and fitted with 36 pairs of stones. By the end of 1884 12 pairs of stones were thrown out and replaced in early 1885 by a roller plant capable of producing twenty 280lb sacks of flour per hour....Read more.


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