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Carter No.: 279a

Handlist description: Model Mola Trustilis (symbolic of the trituration of grain)

Card/Transcription No.: 279a

279, A. A Model MOLA TRUSTILIS (Symbolical of the trituration of grain).

Max. L. 33.7, W. 17.5, Max. H. 17.8, cms.

A model thrusting hand mill for grinding corn into a coarse meal. It comprises a 'saddle'-stone and 'muller' of quartzite. The saddle-stone is let into a wood seat or trough, which is covered with gesso; the saddle-stone has a more or less concave face, left bare, on which the grain was placed, and by the use of the muller - an oval bun-shaped stone with flat base - the grain was rubbed and ground into a meal.

Card no. 279a relating to Carter no. 279a
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