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Object ID # 1956.026.001
Object Name Mill, Grain
Title Household Grain Grinder
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 19th-century
Artist Unidentified
Made Unknown factory
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Black painted, cast iron household grain grinder. The grinder is supported on a tripod base. The three legs are cast iron, and are 9.3 cm tall. There are holes in the feet to enable the grinder to be bolted onto a surface. The legs are fastened to the base of the grinder by nuts and bolts. The base is round, with a moulded edge. Underneath the base, the casted embossing is "PAT. APPLIED FOR." The central grinding wheel is attached to the base by two bolts and nuts. Around this grinding wheel, which is attached to the handle, is a deep funnel (hopper) made of cast iron. On the bottom of the hopper is the grinding wheel, which is made of cast iron, with teeth cut into the upper surface. The handle is 14 cm long and is attached with a wingnut. The handle is "s-shaped" and has a turned, wooden knob strung onto it.
Makers mark Underneath the base, the casted embossing is "PAT. APPLIED FOR."
Provenance The age of this grinder is not known yet. It apparently was patented at some point, but the date is not present on it.

Previously owned by Mrs. Colin Spence, who formerly lived at Annan, Sydenham Township, Grey County. Her maiden name was ________________.

She told museum staff in 1962 that it was 115 years old. More research is needed to see if this is possible.
Collection Food Processing Tools & Equipment
Material Metal/Wood/Paint
Dimensions H-17 W-11.5 L-11.5 cm
Found Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County
Function Grain grinders were used in the home to prepare small quantities of flour for baking.