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Grain inspector

Grain inspector
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1891
Letters to Kansas Governor Humphrey concerning the new Grain Law enacted by Legislation. A few of the letters suggest the Governor appoint a Grain Inspector for the State of Kansas, the individuals in these letters recommend W. W. Haskell for the appointment. A letter from George Martin from the Midland Elevator Company urges the Governor to speak with Haskell about appointing competent men and not men back by political standpoints.


Grain sampler

Grain sampler
Creator: Seed Trade Reporting Bureau
Date: between 1912 and 1916
Grain sampler used to obtain samples of grain at various depths in railroad cars on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway. Cylindrical brass tube pointed at the bottom, bulb-shaped wooden handle at the top. Oval windows run the length of the tubing. When the handle is turned, small compartments open behind the windows. Manufactured by the Seed Trade Reporting Bureau (later Seedburo Equipment Company) of Chicago, Illinois.


Hillsboro Roller Mills corn meal bag

Hillsboro Roller Mills corn meal bag
Creator: Bemis Company
Date: between 1892 and 1937
Cotton sack for 24 pounds of White Star Corn Meal from the Hillsboro Roller Mills of Hillsboro, Kansas. Bag manufactured by the Bemis Company in Kansas City, Missouri. The Hillsboro Roller Mill was built in 1892 by Bartel Ebel (1851-1926). The business was owned and operated by various members of the Ebel family until 1937. At that point the mill works were sold to other area mills, although the family continued to operate what was known as the Ebel Brothers Elevator until 1966.


I.M. Yost Milling Company paperweight

I.M. Yost Milling Company paperweight
Date: between 1878 and 1895
Glass paperweight advertising the I.M. Yost Milling Company of Hays City, Kansas. Isaac M. Yost (1848-1944) assumed operations of the mill in Hays City in 1878. Over the course of its operations the mill was destroyed by fire and rebuilt three separate times. Yost's company also eventually had elevators in Victoria, Toulon, Ellis, Oglallahm and Collyer. In October of 1907 they also assumed operation of the Wilson Mill, Elevator, and Coal yards. Sometime around 1908 Yost sold his interests in his milling company to J.K. Mullen of the Colorado Milling & Elevator Company, and by 1910 the business was renamed the Hays City Flour Mills. In addition to his milling business, Yost was instrumental in the establishment of the cement plant and company town of Yocemento. Hays City was renamed simply Hays in 1895.


Lehigh Milling Company flour bag

Lehigh Milling Company flour bag
Creator: Lehigh Milling Company
Date: between 1920 and 1929
Cotton flour sack for 24 pounds of Worth More Rye Graham Flour by the Lehigh Milling Company of Lehigh, Kansas. Bag made by the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills plant in St. Louis. The Lehigh Milling Company was active from at least 1898 to 1933, and they produced the Worth More brand in the early 1920s.


Moundridge Milling Company paperweight

Moundridge Milling Company paperweight
Creator: Moundridge Milling Company
Date: between 1890 and 1910
Glass paperweight advertising the Moundridge Milling Company in Moundridge, Kansas. The Moundbridge Milling Company first opened November 1, 1877. They continued operations at least through 1946.


Smoky Valley Flour Mills corn meal bag

Smoky Valley Flour Mills corn meal bag
Creator: Bemis Company
Date: 1928
Unused paper bag for 10 pounds of Smoky Valley Best White Corn Meal manufactured by the Smoky Valley Flour Mills in Lindsborg, Kansas. Color illustration of a mill building beside a river at center of bag. Bag manufactured by the Bemis Company in Kansas City, Missouri. The Bag was ordered sometime between 1927 and 1929 but never used because the river on the label is flowing in the wrong direction. The Smoky Valley Flour Mills opened in 1898 and closed in 1955. The building now houses the McPherson County Old Mill Museum.


Steel yard

Steel yard
Creator: Fairbanks, Morse and Company
Date: between 1900 and 1930
Brass Winchester Bushel suspended balance scale. Decal on bucket from Fairbanks-Morse & Company, located at 13th and Liberty in Kansas City, Missouri. 1877 patent date. Used by Levi "Lee" Reichart (1878-1932) to measure the moisture content of grain at his elevator in Valley Falls, Kansas.


Taylor's Perfection Flour poster

Taylor's Perfection Flour poster
Date: between 1904 and 1907
Poster advertising Taylor's Perfection Flour by Gyrator Mills. Color illustration of a young boy with a flour sack. Captioned and signed by the artist, Ruth K. Welch, across the bottom. Topeka's Taylor Grain Company was incorporated in 1904 with William L. Taylor (1872-?) as president, and the first newspaper ad for Taylor's Perfection brand flour appears in July of that year. On January 17, 1905 the company opened their New Gyrator Mills, located at Curtis and Monroe and operated by Taylor Grain's newly incorporated subsidiary, the Gyrator Milling Company. The mill was built and equipped by Wolf & Company of Chaberburg, Pennsylvania using their patented "Gyrator" line of equipment. In 1905 the company also started sponsoring an amateur baseball team known as the Taylor Perfections. In December of 1905 the company went into bankruptcy, although it soon resumed limited operations under the receivership of the Bank of Topeka. In October of 1907 the newly incorporated Kaw Milling Company assumed operations of the mill, and they renamed the "Taylor's Perfection" brand simply "Perfection." (The Taylor Perfection baseball team, however, continued to operate under the same name until 1910.) Ruth K. Welch (1872-1933) was a commercial artist active in Topeka from about 1900 until December of 1909, when she moved with her new husband to Albany, New York.


Topeka Milling Company hand mirror

Topeka Milling Company hand mirror
Creator: Parisian Novelty Company
Date: between 1900 and 1913
Compact circular hand mirror advertising Ralston Pancake Flour manufactured by the Topeka Milling Company. The Topeka Milling Company advertised Ralston Pancake Flour from at least 1900 to 1913, although ads for Ralston flours go back to at least 1895 without a mill listed. The Topeka Milling Company mill was originally built in 1882, and it was located between Jefferson and Adams on Crane. The mirror itself was made by the Parisian Novelty Company of Chicago, Illinois.


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