Horse Power Feed Mill
A sweep powered grinding mill marked "Pat Jan 15, 1901, Made by G.M. Ditto, Joliet, Ill". This rather complex feed mill uses pinion gears to cause the inner and outer cones to rotate in opposite directions, greatly increasing the relative grinding speed. A large hand screw extending up through the sheet metal hopper adjusts the force feed mechanism. The 1901 patent (a copy included) was granted to the maker, General M. Ditto, of Joliet. The mill is 38" high, mounted on its wooden box. Although it doesn't take up much space at 28" x 48", this mill is surprisingly heavy. Complete and operable, the horse poles are not included.
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