Paint Mill


John A. Berrill (1813-1890) was an Englishman who, having settled in Waterville, New York, designed and manufactured paint mills. One inscription on this example mill reads “J. A. BERRILL & SON. MANUFACTURE WATERVILLE N. Y.” Another reads “BERRILL No. 2.”

Ref: John A. Berrill, “Paint-Mill,” U.S. Patent 30,288 (Oct. 9, 1860).

John A. Berrill, “Improved Paint-Mill,” U.S. Patent 88,360 (March 30, 1869).

John A. Berrill, “Double-Grinding Paint-Mill,” U.S. Patent 321,675 (July 7, 1885).

Maker: A. Berrill and Son

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Credit Line: Gift of Conchemco Incorporated

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.333864Catalog Number: 333864Accession Number: 1978.0510

Object Name: Paint Mill

Measurements: grinding wheel: 18.5 cm; x 7 5/16 ingear 1: 14 cm; x 5 1/2 incrank: 10 in; 25.4 cmhopper: 7 3/4 in; x 19.685 cmoverall: 43 cm x 38 cm x 48 cm; 16 15/16 in x 14 15/16 in x 18 7/8 inhopper opening: 19.7 cm; x 7 3/4 in


Record Id: nmah_2633

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