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Newsletter 118, Autumn 2017   © Hampshire Mills Group

 

 

New Book

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Wheat Flour Milling from Millstones
to Rollers

 

Nigel S. Harris
 
with drawings by John Brandrick


A4 all colour hardback book with 174 pages,
over 600 images
ISBN 9780955150142
£30 + p&p from Mills Archive Trust, also from Amazon and ebay


website:  www.wheatflourmilling.co.uk

 

 

Wheat flour milling underwent a radical change during the 25 year period from 1875 to 1900.  The drive for the change came from continental Europe and the United States, where new flour mills had been built containing sophisticated machinery developed in an attempt to extract as much flour as possible from the wheat grain.

For a period the UK flour industry was resistant to change and unable to compete with the foreign competition.  In the new mills metal rollers replaced traditional millstones which had been in use for more than 2000 years.  Wind and water powered mills gave way to steam and eventually electricity as the mill's energy source.  Traditional water and wind powered millstone mills could not compete and very quickly fell into serious decline.

This book overviews the roller mill revolution, its development and the milling industry today.

Chapter 1.  Introduction

Chapter 2.  Grain Cleaning and Flour Dressing Machines in Traditional Mills                    

Chapter 3.  Traditional Mills Leading up to the Roller Mill Revolution                              

Chapter 4.  The Evolution of Roller Milling                                                             

Chapter 5.  Some Early English Roller Mill Plant Manufacturers                                        

Chapter 6.  Some Surviving Small English Roller Plant Installations 

Chapter 7.  The Growth of the Roller Flour Milling Industry           

Chapter 8.  Wheat Preparation for Milling      

Chapter 9.  Restructuring, Consolidation, Dereliction and Demolition 

Chapter 10.  An Overview of the UK Flour Milling Industry Today      

Editorís note:  This is a companion volume to Watermills and Stoneground Flour Milling.

 

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