Inside A Flour Mill

Inside A Flour Mill (HMFTQ)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.093', W 77° 26.126'

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One of the first industries to benefit from American industrial innovation was flour milling. Oliver Evans published The Young Mill-wright and Miller's Guide in 1795, and his patented principles of design spread quickly. Evans' mechanized system required manual labor "only to close the barrels."

The main driveshaft of the waterwheel powered the grinding stones and mill machinery through gears and smaller driveshafts. Hopper elevators and screw conveyors moved grain and flour around the mill. By the mid-19th century other advances included belt drive and water turbines.
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 8:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284815 N 4156998
Decimal Degrees37.53488333, -77.43543333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.093', W 77° 26.126'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 5.58" N, 77° 26' 7.56" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-249 S 12th St, Richmond VA 23219, US
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