Maker and Role
F. Wilson Brothers, Manufacturer
Mill, hand-operated. Made of cast iron. Made for crushing bones, shell, corn, etc. Used for poultry and agricultural purposes. The milling plate is cast iron with a serrated surface. The plate is positioned vertically when the mill is in use. The mill plate is in a housing case. This cast iron housing case has 2 mountings on the bottom for anchoring the unit. There are also 2 bolts with wing nuts on the back of the housing case for securing the unit vertically against a wall or framework. Housing diameter is 170 mm. A square iron hopper sits on a conical iron housing which runs horizontal to the mill plate. Inside this conical housing is a spiralling axle which revolves when the operating handle is manually turned. When shell or dry bones are introduced into the hopper, they are directed by the spiralling of the axle through the unit onto the mill plate. The spiral shaft is fitted to a cast iron wheel which has 4 iron spokes in a curved pattern. The ground substance leaves the plate an
Processed Material/Metal/Iron/Cast Iron
Signature/Marks and Type
F. WILSON / EASTON / PA Embossed
F. Wilson Brothers. Mill - (Cutter Bone), 2003.342. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).