Artifact of the Week: Balance Scale from Robin Hood Flour Mills

Balance scale from Robin Hood Flour Mills.

Welcome to the Artifact of the Week from the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s featured artifact is a balance scale from Robin Hood Flour Mills.

Robin Hood Flour Mills

In order to meet the increasing demand for flour during the Second World War, Robin Hood Flour Mills built a state-of-the-art grain elevator and flour mill on the west side of the Welland Canal at Ramey’s Bend in 1940. The mill produced 10,500,00 pounds or 4.8 million kilograms of flour daily when it first opened. Further expansions lead to increases in milling capacity for cake and pastry flour, bread and pasta flour, and the addition of bakery mixes and cake mix production.

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