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19th Century Mill Bill

Code: 10527     Dimensions:W 36cm (14.2")H 20cm (7.9")D 14cm (5.5")

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19th cent East Anglian Mill Bill for dressing mill stones.

It is said that the mill stones of a working windmill needed 'dressing' every 6 to 8 days in it's heyday.

This was a skilled process as the stones had to run evenly with no high or low spots.

The handle is known as the Thrift and the pick, a 'Bill'.

The Bill was specially made by carefully tempering the steel with carbon in a complicated process.

Great item for anyone interested in old mills etc.

19th Century Mill Bill
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