Interior View of Loranger Gristmill in Greenfield Village, 1930

Summary

Loranger Gristmill, originally located in Monroe, Michigan, was set up to grind corn and wheat harvested by local farmers into flour or animal feed. It incorporates a sophisticated conveyor system developed by Oliver Evans in the late 1700s. The vertical columns in this photograph conceal cup elevators that lift grain through the building to undergo a variety of processes.

Loranger Gristmill, originally located in Monroe, Michigan, was set up to grind corn and wheat harvested by local farmers into flour or animal feed. It incorporates a sophisticated conveyor system developed by Oliver Evans in the late 1700s. The vertical columns in this photograph conceal cup elevators that lift grain through the building to undergo a variety of processes.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

10 July 1930

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.1943

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 10.938 in

Loranger Gristmill

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