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Two other plans may be noticed; one which produces what is called entire wheat flour, the bran being ground to an impalpable powder and mixed with the flour.
Also a French plan, in which grinding is dispensed with; the wheat being decorticated, macerated, and crushed by rollers into a dough fit for baking.
The first steam flouring-mill in England, perhaps in the world, was the Albion, erected at the Southwark end of Blackfriars' Bridge, London, in 1783.
The best-appointed grinding-mill in England is said to be the City FlourMill of London.
Its capacity and arrangement are thus described by Mr. Tomlinson : —
The mill, which is fire-proof, is 260 feet in length and 60 in width.
There are thirty-two pairs of stones all furnished with the blowing-apparatus, the runner of each pair being worked by a strap.
A long horizontal trunk placed above the millstones is supplied with condensed air by means of a powerful fan. From this trunk pr