Extension of Markets for American Flour

Extension of Markets for American Flour

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... 2,0oo,0oo people in this consular district. From the facts which I have been enabled to gather, Iestimate that their consumption of flour from American wheat ground by English millers represents about 1oo,0oo bushels per annum for the last three years. This includes grain from Canada and South America. This wheat is mostly distributed by Liverpool and Hull brokers. EXCHANGE AND SHIPPING FACILITIES. The facilities for monetary exchange are all that could be desired, and for forwarding grain or flour to towns in this district the facilities by rail from the various seaports are in all respects admirable. OBSTACLES-I'O TRADE. There are no obstacles in the way of the extension of trade in American flour in this district that can not be overcome by persevering enterprise. Mr. John Hetherington, of No. 12-16, Aldermanbury, Bradford, to whom I am indebted for a great deal of information, attempted the introduction of United States flour twenty years ago. At that time it was accounted too dry IO use alone, especially if made from spring wheat. The second day after baking it became very dry. Some complained also that it was strong. On the other hand, flour made from winter wheat was deficient in color. It has been found that a blend of the hard American wheats with mellow English and a mixture of Russian produces a flour which, when made into bread, would keep in a fairly mellow condition four or five days. The quality of bread made from American flour alone was good, but dry. It is the opinion of merchants here that our flour would be used in abundance if these difficulties could be overcome. Mr. Hetherington states that a great improvement has been noticed in this direction since he first tried United States flour two decades ago. To...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236806476
  • 9781236806475