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The Soundy Family Collection

  • SNDY
  • Collection
  • 1861- c 2010

Legal deeds and other items relating to the Soundy family of millers and The Abbey Mills, Reading.

Soundy family, millers

F T Wood and Sons Papers

  • FTWP
  • Collection
  • 1862-1968

Ledger, accounts book, wages and salaries books, correspondence, financial details, architects' plans, Henry Simon specifications, articles of association for F T Wood and Sons and the National Association of British and Irish Millers.

F T Wood and Sons, millers

"Flour Mills and Insurance"

Cutting from 'The Finance Chronicle and Insurance Circular', discussing the impact of the new roller milling technology on fire risks and insurance costs. This article is continued in DUFF-SBK-002, which contains the follow-up written a month later, 2 February 1885.

The Finance Chronicle and Insurance Circular

"Flour Mills and Insurance" (continued)

Cutting from 'The Finance Chronicle and Insurance Circular', discussing the layout, machinery and processes of roller mills and their associated fire risks. This article is a continuation of DUFF-SBK-001 and DUFF-SBK-002.

The Finance Chronicle and Insurance Circular

St Saviour's, Tooley Street Fire

Cuttings are from a news article detailing a fire at St Saviours Flour Mills, on Tooley Street near St Saviour's Docks, and some lucky escapes by firefighters tackling the blaze.

The Daily Graphic

Westminster Bridge Mill

Westminster Bridge Mill, 1885, showing the arrangement of the roller mill with the different sets of machinery on each floor (The Miller, 5 April 1886 (insert)).

Watts, Martin, miller and millwright

The Insurance News and a report on Welsbach incandescent gas lighting system, as well as a description of a mill fire

Various sets of cuttings. The first cutting is a continuation of the article discussing the difficulties in insuring against fire in corn mills in DUFF-SBK-012 and DUFF-SBK-013. The next cutting describes a new Welsbach incandescent gas lighting system. There is then a cutting detailing a fire at Star Mills, Oldham. Next is a series of cuttings discussing a new mutual insurance to be set-up by a conglomerate of millers in the UK, as well as a new sprinkler system for mills, and also discussion of a new company secretary for the Association of British and Irish Millers.

The Insurance News

Various mill fire reports 1886-1887

5 cuttings reporting mill fires. The articles are from The Standard, The Citizen, and Soulby's Ulverston Advertiser and General Intelligencer, describing mill fires, their costs and causes.

The Standard

The Insurance News 1886

The first cutting is an article in The Insurance News showing correspondence to the editor regarding corn mill fires, detailing the costs of damages and the most common times and causes for fires. The second cutting details the success of the burial fund business Prudential Assurance Company Limited.

The Insurance News

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