The Society for the Preservation of Old Mills


For Sale

Cranson Cleaner Polisher Separation circa 1885

Charles Lewis, Terra Alta WV






contact James Whitehead, jimw833807@aol.com


Mill Property

Auburn, PA

10.9 ac. land parcel, 1821 stone grist mill, restored race, pond, restored 1831 miller's house, 30x50 equipment shed

Warren Malone wmalone3216@comcast.net



Milling Equipment

Millersburg, OH

American Midget Marvel flour mill

Sara Troyer, troyer.sara@gmail.com


Clarion, PA

2 flour bolters, power shafting, wooden pulleys, buckwheat shocker, dust collection items, millstone covers

Luke Shick lukeshick35@gmail.com




Whitaker, MI
Circa 1884 sawmill – most of machinery still there, including 53”/33” two saws with 60’ of track – now 3 phase electric powered. 60’x60’ 2 story bldg. on 1.55 acres. Asking $59,000. Steve Thomas – 734-309-3992.


Fitz waterwheel

Contact :Phillip Rhinehart

16 ft. Fitz waterwheel 20in. wide; 48 buckets; 16 ft. bullgear; 17 in, pinion gear; was making electricity

Phone: 828-506-2397


Location: Canton, North Carolina

Price :$7000


Gristmill - Operable
A National Historic site located in Augusta, West Virginia, Circa 1900, 90 minutes from Washington, DC.

Cathi Hartsook



Contact: Wendy Jones


Hawkins Mill in Springfield Missouri. Have two large pieces of equipment. A beall improvement implement, rotating receiving separator and a chopper to sell.


Carl Schaeffer


The Wash Creek Mill in Schuylkill County Pa. is for sale. I am the listing agent. Please respond to my e-mail or call at (570) 573-7479.


Wendy Jones

I have 2 pc's of mill equipment for sale. Beall improvements rotating and receiving separator. Its large and we also have what we think is a separator and a chopper I can forward you pictures if you will contact me we are looking to sell these two items thanks very much. Wendy Jones 417-353-9588.

Member Ronald Hezel, of Saint Johnsville , NY, is getting older and is selling his mill. Wants to know if there is any interest. Offering a 3% finders fee on the selling price if successful in finding buyer. His address: 1679 Mill Rd., St. Johnsville, NY 13452; 518-568-2388. info on mill at: www.thodar.com and www.waterfallhome.com


Water Wheel
Bob Griffin
8 foot water wheel located in california

Located Vista CA.


Metal Lathe

12 foot pieces. This lathe was from Gus Metz ice plant in Milford PA and stored inside for the last 50+ years (unused). I have been told that the lathe is complete (no belts or hand tools). It is located in Hamden, NY and buyer is responsible for moving it.
Contact: Tina Westbrook

Items Wanted

Bed stone or set of stones - Burwell Morgan Mill

Bed stone or set of stones, neither of which can be smaller than 48" in diameter. Current stones are 54". Prefer burh stone(s).

Contact: Nathan Stalvey



Grist Mill in Eastern PA or NJ.

We want to "convert" the bare minimum to make it habitable, with the goal to preserve and change as little of the original mill as possible. We would love to help if you have a love for your mill but can’t keep up with deterioration. We don’t have a large budget, but we have a passion for mills and we are looking to preserve and breathe life into an unused mill. Any leads would be helpful as well. Thanks in advance!

Contact Justin Wagner at jutwagner@gmail.com

with any helpful information


Grist Mill

l am building a real 1780's Colonial village in North Carolina. I am in need of a gristmill, pre 1800's to dissemble and move to my site. I plan to be open in 4 years, so I really need it within 2 years. Can you be of assistance?
Dale Swofford



The Historic Sites of the Morris County Park Commission seeks a dynamic individual to manage its Cooper Gristmill location in Chester, NJ. The site is on the National and State Historic Registers. The ideal candidate will develop and implement quality educational programs and events to a diverse audience.

As the Miller/Historian, the candidate plans, develops, presents, and supervises educational programs (including school, scout, home school, and adult programming), and all special event programming throughout the season. The position requires the candidate to address the mechanical needs of this working historic water-powered gristmill by identifying, analyzing and fixing belts, gears, and other modern and/or historic equipment to operate the Mill. This includes, but is not limited to evaluating and dressing millstones, monitoring water to the Mill from the adjacent millpond and the flume. The ideal candidate assists with the development of a budget for the site, and will work with maintenance staff, and staff from other Morris County Park Commission historic sites as needed. The Miller/Historian will evaluate programs and events to assure they are effective and meet educational standards and goals as defined by the New Jersey core curriculum standards. The chosen candidate will supervise assigned subordinate personnel and volunteers, and will wear period historic clothing during public programming hours.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will be a college graduate with a major program study in history, museum studies, or a related field, have a minimum of 3 years experience working in a gristmill, independently, or alongside an experienced Miller, the ability to fix, troubleshoot, and operate a working gristmill, and have a minimum of 3 years of experience developing and implementing educational programming and events in a historic setting. The Miller/Historian works a flexible schedule, is computer literate, and able to lift 50 lbs.

This position will begin no earlier than September 1, 2017, and will train alongside the current Miller. The chosen candidate must be a New Jersey resident within one year of being hired for the position, and possess a valid NJ driver’s license.
The position is full-time, 40 hours per week, including weekends and holidays as assigned. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Mark Sutherland, Manager of Historic Sites, 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ 07960, or msutherland@morrisparks.net. No phone calls please. For more information about the Morris County Park Commission and the Cooper Gristmill, visit morrisparks.net or friendsoffosterfieldsandcoopermill.org.

The Morris County Park Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mill Operations Manager Position Announcement

Mill Operations Manager (full time): Seeking well-rounded person to assume the safe operation of Hanford Mills Museum’s late 19th/early 20th century sawmill, gristmills, woodworking machines, waterwheel, water turbine and steam power plant. Applicant must have: mechanical aptitude and strong problem solving skills; experience with or the ability to adapt skill set to the operation and maintenance of water and steam-powered flat belt-driven power transfer systems; commitment to the preservation of historic buildings, equipment, artifacts and landscapes; and the ability to perform tasks that require physical activity, standing/walking for long periods on varying surfaces, inside and outside, in a variety of conditions. Strong applicants also have some working knowledge of milling, woodworking, carpentry, and/or steam boilers and engines, applicant hired will receive additional training as needed.

A complete position description can be found at www.hanfordmills.org. Compensation includes generous benefits package and salary based on qualifications and experience. Send questions to lizc@hanfordmills.org. Send resume, cover letter and contact information for three (3) professional references by May 1, 2017 to bethr@hanfordmills.org or mail to Hanford Mills Museum, PO Box 99, East Meredith, NY 13757.

Posted: March 29, 2017