The young mill-wright and miller’s guide
Modern facsimile reprint of 1795 first edition. Hardback with very good dust jacket 15x22cm Full bound brown cloth with red coated labels and gilt titles on front board and spine. A beautiful facsimile. Pages begin and end within the various parts (sections) of the volume. There are numerous plates (some pull out), an extensive appendix, 9 pp. of the List of Subscribers, plus much more. It’s chapters on the elements of mechanical and hydraulic engineering were useful in the application of the trade of millwrighting to many industries other than gristmilling.
One of the most important US-grown works of early American technology, this is a complete treatise on the mechanics and hydraulics of mills, with directions for constructing the author’s patented improvements in mills. Part Five was written by Thomas Ellicott. The plates are remarkably detailed and depict all manner of mechanical milling devices, as well as cross-sections of the intricate internal workings of a flour mill.
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