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Roller flour mills With digital objects English
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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

Over Family Collection

  • OVER
  • Collection
  • 1865-1977

Ledgers, photographs and documents relating to the Over family of millers. Includes items relating to Sandhurst, Sindlesham, Sonning and Sandford mills.

Over family, millers

Whitley Bridge Mill Collection

  • WBMC
  • Collection
  • Before 1898 (copy) - 2017

Items relating to the history of Whitley Bridge Mill, owned by John Croysdale and Sons and then by James Bowman and Sons Ltd. Includes ledgers, plans and drawings, correspondence and photos. Also a large number of digital images of the mill taken by Sharon Burton before its closure.

James Bowman and Sons Ltd

"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 which was written a month earlier, on 15 January 1885. This article is directly continued in DUFF-SBK-003, which is the next page of the article from this same circular.

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

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