"To Promote My Countrys Good" : Joseph Whipple and the Oliver Evans Flour Mill in New Hampshire, 1788-1802

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1996

GUSN

GUSN-169696

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The story of Oliver Evans' automated flour mill design is twisty and thorny. While Evans is recognized as one of the most important inventors of his time, and his impact on agriculture in New England is immeasurable, he let the design for the flour mill slip through his hands, as a published version provided many mechanics with a blueprint for their own mills.

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Additional Identification Number

Article ID 69

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1996.074.261.001

Abstract

The story of Oliver Evans' automated flour mill design is twisty and thorny. While Evans is recognized as one of the most important inventors of his time, and his impact on agriculture in New England is immeasurable, he let the design for the flour mill slip through his hands, as a published version provided many mechanics with a blueprint for their own mills.

Date Notes

Volume 74, Number 261 (Spring 1996)

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Originator

Richard M. Candee (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1996). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England