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Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Eagle Roll Mills

Eagle Roll Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Pete Skillman, July 27, 2020
1. Eagle Roll Mills Marker
Inscription.  This pair of roll mills, built in 1839, produced the finest Eagle brand sporting powder. In 1886, an iron water turbine replaced the original wooden water wheel that powered the mills. In this step the ingredients sulphur, saltpeter, and charcoal were mixed together, or "incorporated," under two revolving eight-ton cast-iron wheels. After rolling, the powder, called "wheelcake," was shoveled into tubs and transported to the Press House.
Erected by Hagley Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 39° 46.676′ N, 75° 34.428′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from Hagley Creek Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is on the grounds of the Hagley Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19807, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hercules "Type A" Turbine Water Wheel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); History of Osage Orange Trees (approx. half a mile away); Eleutherian Mills
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Henry Clay Village (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pierre Samuel DuPont de Nemours Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); William Marriott Canby Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Looking Back… (approx. ¾ mile away); Rockford Tower (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
Eagle Roll Mills image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Pete Skillman
2. Eagle Roll Mills
The mills are located inside one of the buildings of the powder yard.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2022, by Pete Skillman of Townsend, Delaware. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2022, by Pete Skillman of Townsend, Delaware. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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