Below are shown just a few drawings of different pieces of equipment used in the manufacture of Black Powder from different times.
The recording and drawing of this equipment is PRELIMINARY & ongoing. Ultimately I hope will help people to understand through a simple visual process to establish the names of the different pieces of equipment and to understand how they worked.
Black powder comprises Charcoal, Sulpher & Saltpetre
The page will be laid out firstly with production and preparation of the ingredients Carbon Preparation, Sulpher Production & Saltpetre production,
Then the manufacturing areas Mixing House, The Powder Mill, The Pressing House, The Corning House, The Glazing House, The Packing House
This is how I collect the accepted names of the equipment and how it would be displayed on the Mills Archive Trust’s web site