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peterrivington

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Blacking mills
Posted: 16/02/2014 21:23:03
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Anyone know where I can find information on blacking mills? The one near Newland Furnace has now fallen down.
Other than:
a they go on fire and
b There is often a blacking mill in the list of plant at a foundry sale.
I cannot find much about them.


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Posted: 16/02/2014 23:23:51
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are you asking about the blacking or the mill setup? I cannot help with the mill but blacking as far as I'm aware is a coating applied to sand moulds/cores to improve the surface finish of the casting and also as a release agent, they tend to use graphite these days, sprayed on like paint. I would imagine the older blacking mills to be rather like a gunpowder mill, as it needs to be fine IP: 109.156.181.232 Edited: 16/02/2014 23:24:55 by somersetminer
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