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Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.

Gift Shop.
This is obviously out of season, but in season, the gift shop is full of fresh ground cornmeal and lots of goodies for everyone.
March 2012
Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.
Vertical Millstone
Two millstones are set in this machine vertically. The grain is normally placed into the hopper which funnels the grain into the grinding stones.
Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.
Vertical Millstone
Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.
Vertical Millstone
Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.
Vertical Millstone
Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.
Vertical Millstone
The metal funnel on top of the millstones is called a hopper. The grain is then chuted into the hopper. The hopper allows the grain to be channeled into the grinding millstones.
Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.
Typical Horizontal Mill Stone.
Metamora Mill grinds their grains during season and sells them in their gift shop. There are two horizontal mill stones. The top millstone is the runner and the bottom stone is called the bed stone.
Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.
The wooden cover (cap) protects the mill stones.
The funnel on top of the mill stones is a hopper. The hopper allows the grain to funnel down into the center of the stones. As the stones start to grind, the grain becomes smaller and smaller and then it is pushed out on the outside of the mill stones. The ground grain is then channeled to the funnel and into the conatainer.
The ground grain is then measured and bagged to be be sold in the gift shop.
Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.
Close up. You can see the cap stone visible just under the wooden hexagon cover.
Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.
Mechanical device to open and close the stones.
Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.
The crane has an upright pillar, with a large swing bracket or beam. From the end of the bracket there is an iron screw that is attached to two iron arms or bales. Each of the arms terminates with a hook or pin. The two hooks are inserted into holes on the opposite side of the runner millstone. When the mill stone is lifted, the hook and stone are symmetrically balanced. Then the stone is flipped face up to be sharpened and dressed.
Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.
Hook & Crane
Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.
Flour Dresser
The flour dresser is used to separate white flour and bran from whole grain flour that results from the grinding process.
Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.
Back side of the Flour Dresser
Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.
Gearing components that shake the dresser allowing the bran to separate from the ground wholegrain flour.
Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.
Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.
Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.
Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.
Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.
Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.
When the Leffel Turbine was installed in the mill, this wheel was used to open and close the sluice gate. When the sluice gate was open the water flowed down onto the turbine and powered the mill. When the wheel closed the sluice gate the turbine stopped and production of the mill ceased.
Metamora Mill. Metamora, Indiana. Whitewater Canal. Whitewater Lock #25.  Gift Shop. Vertical Mill Stone. Horizontal Mill Stone.  Flour Dresser.
Gate to open and close the sluice gate when the turbine functioned at Metamora Mill.
 

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