Development of grain milling machines
Hard cover, some wears and tears (a small hole at the back cover), but overall very good condition. 310pp., with many b/w photographs, drawings and diagrams.
History of the development of milling machinery, the early inventors of milling machinery and the study of the achievements of the past.
The social history of the development of mankind is closely linked with grinding of corn, and the need to reduce the physical effort involved in producing a meal or flour from wheat was the driving force behind the application from early times of water and wind to drive corn mills. Similarly, of the the early uses of steam power, once it came available, was to drive mills, and the Albion Flour Mills in London, planned by James Watt himself, were famed from about 1784 as an early example of steam driven machinery.
Part 1 Machines for cleaning and treating grain
Part 2 Milling machines
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