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From: Scott Houghton ( What is known as Farnum Saw Mill is still 
family owned, neglected and IMO highly endangered. In North Andover Massachusetts The local
Historical Society has been unsuccessful in preservation. Originally water wheel,
two turbines one still installed and now GMC diesel non-functioning.
I saw this mill running in '67-'68 as a childour house had boards sawn from there.
I have done photographic documentation all feed carriages and saws, pulleys leather belts still
in place. Owner is quirky Yankee not interested in preservation although building tied together
recently with rods. Mill dam blew out years ago. Just putting it out there.

Thanks, S


From: dan cassidy ( hello: we were wondering if your organization would have 
connections with some people who are qualified to value this mill.
here is a and we have a facebook page too.
Cleveland rollermill museum.
thanks, dan cassidy


From: william mccloskey ( I have one that is in need of restoration 
that my Great or Great, Great Grandfather bought back in the late 1880/90's.
They had went to the Chicago Expo back then. The mill is stamped New Age Process Mill.
I have been trying to find information on it for years. Now with the web I can research stuff.
It has been in a small building for 100 or more years which the building is falling down.
My grandmother had said her dad had used it to grind flour.Please respond with any information,
Thank You...Bill McCloskey Jr.


Message from the website contact page - From: Ingrid Norris ( 

Anderson Mill in Spartanburg, SC is preparing for restoration.
I would like to present a program about grist mills (corn in particular)
to elementary grade students, especially Anderson Mill Elementary named for the mill.

Do you know of any existing supplemental curriculum that addresses grist mills and activities
to engage students?

I found a high school unit, The Mill River Water Unit, two middle grade units by Theodore Hazen and
one elementary grade unit by Theodor Hazen.

Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.

Ingrid Norris Outreach Coordinator

From: mark shuda ( 

I am interested to find a machine to hull buckwheat.
I am a small farmer looking to plant specialty crops like buckwheat,
emmer,barley etc and
cannot find a practical way to hull these crops. any suggestions?


FOR SALE:   Wolf Company Wheat Scourer w/ Cleaning Shoe             PHOTOS    

The manufacturer is Wolf Company, Chambersburg PA, est. 1879. The machine sits in our home (the Riverdale Mill) which is on the National Historic Register. It is in good shape, just a little dusty.

I'd like to sell it to someone who will care for it and hopefully use it to educate others and share its history. It is located in Knoxville, TN, and is extremely heavy. You'd probably need 3 or 4 people to move it safely. 


$700 OBO

For offers and more info please email


Bolting Screen

Message from the website contact page - From: William Jones (

I live in Akron Ohio. Where can I buy #30 bolting screen??


Message from the website contact page - From: Donald Vogt ( 

Good morning... I am a new member, and I am curious to know if you have a forum or other means for me
to explore milling questions with folks in your organization who have knowledge of milling equipment,
processes, and construction.
I am conducting research on my family's grist mill that stood on the Shenandoah River for nearly 200 years.
It was among the first mills ever to be built in the Shenandoah Valley, and it is rich in both family and
valley history. The mill has been gone for nearly 50 years, and all my relatives who could have answered
all my questions have also passed. I am now trying to recreate the history, including the processes and
operations that would have been deployed over the 200-year span the mill operated. Three mills stood on
the same location. The original was burned in the Civil War; the second was destroyed by a flood in 1870,
and the third stood until 1973 when it was torn down, I have many records from the milling operations,
but they are just small pieces in a large puzzle. I am hoping to find and communicate with folks who have
extensive knowledge of grist milling operations starting with Oliver Evans around Revolutionary War times;
post-civil war era milling; and turn-of-the century industrialization.

Thank you Donald Vogt 443-306-8122


Resources for historical research?
Message from the website contact page - From: Christine Seel ( 

Hi, I think we have the ruins of a tub mill or a swedes mill on our property.
I think it might predate the "recorded" history of our township, which seems to begin with the arrival of
Welsh settlers.
I am trying to find pictures of the typical layout or dimensions of such an early mill.
The property is along a stream which borders the Schuylkill River upriver from Philadelphia.

Do you know of a good source for such information? Thank you!


Needing help to set up a new, old-fashion Mill site
Message from the website contact page - From: Justin Rohner ( 
To whom it may concern, I’m in the process of designing and building a gristmill
for a botanical garden in Queen Creek Arizona.
Looking for a Miller that might be able to help us set it up!
We will have up to 1000 gallons per minute in Flow on a 14 foot wheel.


Hi to you, I'm trying to find a list of old mill in quebec and nova scotia. 
I would like to vist/photograph and search for historical.
Can you help me find location of old mill in those 2 provinces.
Thanks for your help. Pierre

Steve Yaw (
I manage a small electric hydro generator in Southwest Lower Michigan which was
originally built around the turn of the century.
Currently we have one generator working but there used to be two.
The owner wants the second one converted to a grist mill for school children to
come and see.
I'm new to grist mills and reaching out to your organization for any help you
could give. I'm looking for parts and tips from those who may have done this before.
I would appreciate anything you could do. Thanks, Steve Yaw

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