Milling journals of the past. Hanover Street Mills: Re-Planning a Famous Irish Mill. Another example of Plansifters Dealing with Soft Wheat

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2023 January

    Medium Digital

    Cereal processes > Flour milling > Commercial millers


    Scope & contentAn article in Milling (18 June 1938) described only the second roller mill to be established in Ireland by that date. The buildings, in Hanover Street, Dublin, originally housed an oil crushing plant before being converted to a flour mill. The managing director was Mr. William Brown. His grandfather, a miller at Moniaive in Dumfries, together with his father and uncle, William and Walter came to Ireland and started the Hanover Street business.

    These men were ahead of their time, installing porcelain rolls and purifiers before these machines were used to any extent in England. One of the rewards of this enterprise, and one that the article claimed casted an interesting light on their Scottish acumen, was the fact that they were able to buy Lancashire millers’ offals to re-mill and purify, recovering a profitable percentage of good quality saleable flour. The lesson that good equipment is the finest investment was never lost sight of…Read more.


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