Milling journals of the past. The American Engineering Works of Messrs Edward P Allis & Co

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2016 December

    Medium Digital

    Repair & construction of mills > Engineers and millwrights


    Scope & contentDuring 1885, The Miller published illustrated descriptions of several milling engineering works. The 7 September issue reported on a visit to the Bay State engineering works of the American firm of Messrs Edward P Allis & Co in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    The Journal underlined the historical and enduring importance of milling engineers; at that time, they were revolutionising new machinery and competition between them was ever more intense. The machines of Edward Allis, an eminent firm of engineers and millwrights, not only were to be found in every part of the United States, their reputation had spread worldwide.

    They manufactured on a scale second to no other American firm, and were among the first makers of roller mills in the USA. In 1885 the firm had been agents for Wegmann porcelain rolls for the previous seven years. They were also fortunate in securing the services of another eminent milling engineer Mr WD Gray, and the inventor of the well-known roller mill bearing his name…Read more.


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