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'Post Office Edinburgh and Leith directory' for 1854-1855

Adverts page with illustration of men cutting millstones

The 'Post-Office Edinburgh and Leith directory' for 1854-1855 includes this advert for J Smith & Son, millstone manufacturers and importers of French burr blocks.

The fabrication of burr block millstones was always done by urban manufacturers such as J Smith's.

The advert illustrates the making of millstones from segments of the burr stone. These were first cemented together and then bound with iron hoops.

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