Devore Miller Working at Loranger Gristmill in Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan, circa 1940

Summary

Loranger Gristmill is set up to grind corn and wheat. It incorporates a sophisticated conveyor system developed by Oliver Evans in the late 1700s. Cup elevators lift ground grain to a bolting reel on the upper floor of the mill, where varying grades - from cracked grain to fine flour - are sifted through a rotating mesh screen into chutes for packing.

Loranger Gristmill is set up to grind corn and wheat. It incorporates a sophisticated conveyor system developed by Oliver Evans in the late 1700s. Cup elevators lift ground grain to a bolting reel on the upper floor of the mill, where varying grades - from cracked grain to fine flour - are sifted through a rotating mesh screen into chutes for packing.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 4 in

Width: 5 in

Loranger Gristmill

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