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LeNoir Forge Museum

Stone, Mill


Accession number: 6-63
Date: before 1967
Materials: Sandstone and Wood
Measurements: 175.26 cm L x 83.82 cm W x 137.16 cm H
Narrative: The millstone was probably setup as a grinding stone when the forge was reconstructed as a museun in 1967.The millstone was probably carved out of sandstone, instead of harder granite, because it was more available at the time.
Description: A huge circular stone in a wooden casing. It aslo has a wooden trough underneath the wheel to catch the crushed wheat, flour.
History of Use: A millstone could be found in a grist mill, and was used to crush wheat and flour. In a grist mill the stone would have been oriented on its side using the circular face as the grinding surface.