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Bunker Hill Mill, County Route 26, Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, WV



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Item Title


Location
County Route 26, Bunker Hill vicinity, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-29
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-17).
Building/structure dates: 1735 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1887 subsequent work
Significance: One of the first and only surviving Mill Creek (Berkeley County, West Virginia) grist mill. The mill is equipped with tandem steel overshot water wheels. The arrangement and variety of operable milling machinery reveals the operation of a typical, small, water-powered commercial grist mill in the early twentieth century.

Related Names
Anderson, Thomas


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Credit WS. Bunker Hill village scene, along Mill Road looking east.
2. Credit JG. View of Bunker Hill Mill from the east, along Mill Road. Photo c. 1910.
3. Credit WS. View of Bunker Hill Mill from the east, along Mill Road.
4. Credit WV. Front elevation of Mill from west.
5. Credit WS. Front elevation of Mill from west.
6. Credit WS. North elevation of Mill.
7. Credit WS. North and east elevations of Mill.
8. Credit WS. View of header box and tandem water wheels from side.
9. Credit WS. Header box and control gate detail.
10. Credit WS. Tandem water wheels, as viewed from side.
11. Credit WS. Detail of Tandem water wheels
12. Credit WS. Basement of Mill, showing wooden flywheels to water wheel and Fairbanks. Morse 20 hp, 350 rpm diesel engine, patented April 20, 1920.
13. Credit WS. Basement, showing Daffin Machine, an all purpose high speed grain grinding machine with steel grinding teeth.
14. Credit JTL. Basement, detail of support post, bolster and lap joint wood beams.
15. Credit JTL. Basement, detail of wooden flywheel to water wheel, with pulley connecting to main line shaft.
16. Credit JTL. Basement, detail of water wheel gear.
17. Credit JTL. Ground floor, general view of Mill Office.
18. Credit JTL. Ground floor, detail view of Whirlwind Feed Mixer, by Brown Mfg. Co. (Quincy, IL)
19. Credit WS. Ground floor, general overview of front section of interior.
20. Credit WS. Ground floor, general view of Mill Office.
21. Credit WS. Ground floor, Midget Marvel milling machine, a 25 barrel day machine by the Anglo American Mill Co. (Owensboro, KY), without covers, exposing rollers and sifters.
22. Credit WS. Ground floor, detail of mill stone with two chutes; sifter and bin with elevator in background.
23. Credit WS. Ground floor with elevators and small steel burr mill, by Wolf to (Chambersburg, PA)
24. Credit WS. Ground floor, detail of automatic bagging machine, a Monitor Flour Packer by Huntley Mfg. Co. (Silver Creek, NY)
25. Credit WS. Ground floor, view of Midget Marrel milling machine, By the Anglo American Mill Co. (Owensboro, KY)
26. Credit WS. Ground floor, general interior view.
27. Credit JTL. Second floor, detail of Eureka horizontal wheat scourer, by S. Howes Co., (Silver Creek, NY). After leaving scourer, grain passed directly to the Midget Marvel Machine.
28. Credit JTL. Second floor, sideview detail of scourer.
29. Credit JTL. Second floor view of old and new milling separators.
30. Credit JTL. Second floor, view of Eureka Milling Separator, by S. Howes Co., (Silver Creek, NY); separated out undersired grains and impurities prior to milling.
31. Credit JTL. Second floor, detail of chute that feeds Whirlwind Feed Mixer.
32. Credit JTL. Second floor, view of Alsop Process Company (St. Louis, MO) electric flour bleacher.
33. Credit JTL. Second floor, view of rolling machine. Date and manufacturer unknown.
34. Credit JTL. Second floor, view of Monarch Co. Corn cracking machine, by Sprout, Waldron and Co., (Muncy, PA), which cut and diced corn to a uniform size, then separated it into three grades of cracked corn and corn meal and removed chaff.
35. Credit JTL. Third floor, side view of Monitor Dustless Receiving Separator, by Huntley, Cranson and Hammond, (Silver Creek NY) capacity of 100 barrels/day.
36. Credit JTL. Third floor mezzanine, general view of elevators and chutes.
37. Credit JTL. Third floor mezzanine, detail of flour sifter, manufacturer unknown.
38. Credit JTL. Third floor mezzanine, general interior view.


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