Milling journals of the past. A German Roller Flour Mill: The New Roller Flour Mills of Mr C Scholtz at Loewen (Silesia)

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2016 July

    Medium Digital

    Cereal processes > Flour milling > Commercial millers


    Scope & contentIn reading through old copies of the important Victorian journals at the Mills Archive my attention was drawn to an article in The Miller that appeared on page 362 of the issue dated November 5th, 1888. The article describes in detail the new mills of Mr Scholz recently built in Loewen in Silesia (now part of Poland and known as Lewin Brzeski), some 60km south west of Wroclaw (formerly Breslau). Mr Scholtz had a Seck system installed and next month I shall write more about Messrs Seck Brothers with illustrations from their works in Darmstadt. The Loewen mill was situated on the banks of the Neisse, a tributary of the Oder, from which the mill got its source of power. Two turbines were used, one of 75hp and the other 45hp. The installations were so arranged that when water was low only one of the turbines would be in operation and so made use of its full capacity. The main building, containing the mill itself and the screen room, separated by a wall, had a length of 140 feet and a width of 50 foot. There was one other building on the site, which was used as a warehouse…Read more.


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