Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Historically, the name Millwright meant a person who kept a mill in good working order. In those days the Millwrights both designed and supervised the construction of all parts of the mill. In addition, it was usually the Millwright who installed and undertook major repairs to the mills’ equipment and machinery. As steam changed to internal combustion and electrical power sources, the nature of the millwright’s work changed and continues to do so.