Book, "The Young Mill-Wright and Miller's Guide," 1836

Summary

This instructional handbook was originally written and published by Oliver Evans (1755-1819). In the late 1700s, Evans developed a continuous conveyor system for milling flour. The Young Mill-Wright and Miller's Guide explained his labor-saving innovations through text and technical illustrations. Published in fifteen editions between 1795 and 1860, the influential book helped revolutionize the flour-milling industry.

This instructional handbook was originally written and published by Oliver Evans (1755-1819). In the late 1700s, Evans developed a continuous conveyor system for milling flour. The Young Mill-Wright and Miller's Guide explained his labor-saving innovations through text and technical illustrations. Published in fifteen editions between 1795 and 1860, the influential book helped revolutionize the flour-milling industry.

Artifact

Book

Date Made

1836

Subject Date

1836

Creators

Evans, Oliver, 1755-1819 

Jones, Thomas P., 1774-1848 

Carey, Lea & Blanchard 

Place of Creation

United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 

Creator Notes

Authored by Oliver Evans. This 9th edition with additions and corrections by Thomas P. Jones was published in 1836 by Carey, Lea & Blanchard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

34.117.4

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Dimensions

Height: 8.75 in

Width: 5.5 in

Thickness: 1.625 in

Inscriptions

On spine: MILL-WRIGHT'S / GUIDE On title page: THE / YOUNG MILL-WRIGHT / AND / MILLER'S GUIDE; / ILLUSTRATED BY / TWENTY-EIGHT DESCRIPTIVE PLATES. / BY OLIVER EVANS, / THE NINTH EDITION, / WITH ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS, / BY / THOMAS E. JONES, / ...

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