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13
Feb

A New Waterwheel Being Constructed

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13
Aug

Mill: It’s a verb! It’s a noun! NO! Or rather, yes… Both? it’s complicated.

Before diving too deep into milling history let us first take a look at how mills were defined, both today and in our historical period. Depending on whom you ask the term “Mill” has a multitude of meanings. To an architectural historian it may be an industrial building or complex. To a machinist it’s a verb referring to cutting down or working a piece of metal. To a welder it could be a place where steel and other metals are made. Let’s take a look at what dictionaries, both modern and historical, have to say on the subject. Today, Webster’s...
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18
Jul

Welcome to “The Millwright’s Apprentice”

First, it will not be amiss to acquaint the reader with the author and purpose of this blog. My name is Gabriel Christy; I work at Newlin Grist Mill, a 1704 water-powered grist mill in southeastern Pennsylvania. I’m a member of a team of staff and volunteers researching and interpreting an 18th century millwright’s shop. Over the coming months the Millwright’s Shop will be rebuilding, repairing, or reproducing various pieces of mill equipment and tools with the goal of recreating a mill from the 1740s to 1760s. This blog will be a platform to document the process, research, findings, and,...
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