BUCKWHEAT REFINING MACHINES
By Roger Austin. From the April - June 2012 Newsletter.
Texas Donates Buckwheat Machines
In early May 2012, three machines built in the late 1800s arrived at our Museum, a gift from the Log Cabin Village, a living history museum of the city of Ft. Worth, Texas. The three machines were once used to refine buckwheat and include a shucker, a separator/cleaner, and a sifter. These produced buckwheat flour for cooking and animal feed. The machines will be a focal point in a new exhibit at the Museum featuring the use of grains and related crops as they were once produced and used more than a century ago. The shucker was manufactured about 1885 in Silver City, New York while the separator and sifter were made in Chambersburg, PA. They will be on display during the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Exhibition. The Log Cabin Village blog site explains how the trip began over 40 years ago in Massachusetts.
You can find their exciting story by clicking here > MACHINES HISTORY
The arrival of the machines culminates nearly 1-1/2 years of planning. A special thanks goes to Director Kelli Pickard and Educator/ Collections Manager Rena Lawrence of the Log Cabin Village museum for helping us return these treasures to the North Country.
There are MANY pictures of the moving operation from Texas, click here > HULLER MOVING