ancient machine grinding stones

  • Roman Mills - Ancient History Encyclopedia

    Jun 13, 2016 · For this purpose, the Romans constructed watermills similar to the previously mentioned agricultural ones, but these had even harder grinding stones. MILLS USED in CONSTRUCTION. The sawmill was another example of a surprisingly-sophisticated machine which consisted of a reciprocating saw powered by a waterwheel.

  • How the Mill Works - Operation of a Historic Grist Mill ...

    How the Mill Works. It starts with the grain. Of course, grist mills grind a variety of grains, such as wheat, rye and corn. But in Rhode Island, particularly at Gray's Grist Mill, native grown corn, particularly Narragansett White Flint Corn, is the most common "grist for the mill."

  • Top 10 Ancient Machines | Fundamental Of All Modern ...