2019 - Volume #43, Issue #3, Page #37[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
100-Year-Old Natural Stone Burr Mill Restored
I made a new bracket for the sifter, using the spring from an old recliner chair to provide tension. The spring that sets tension on the mill’s main shaft was missing, so I replaced it with the spring off a 3-wheeled golf cart.
Sometimes I haul the mill on a trailer to our local town festival where people enjoy watching me make corn meal or flour. I use a flat belt pulley on an old tractor to power it.
Meadows Mills quit making wooden encasements in the 1950’s when they switched to metal, and they were the last company to do so. They’re located in North Wilkesboro, N.C., and still make natural stone burr mills. They also restore old mills for customers or for resale (www.meadowsmills.com; ph 336 838-2282). (Wayne A. Beggs, 3378 Augusta Hwy., Lincolnton, Ga. 30817)
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