100 years Buhler Brothers, Uzwil, Switzerland

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Title 100 years Buhler Brothers, Uzwil, Switzerland
Year of publication 1961
Publisher Buhler
Accession number 230106
Publication language(s) English
Shelf location J 073-BUH
Scope and content This book traces the history of Buhler Brothers, founded by Adolf Buhler at the iron foundry in St Gallen in 1860 making machine parts for knitting machines. The opportunities of the roller mill revolution established the company as a a producer of chilled cast iron roller mill with 300mm rollers in the 1870's. The roller mills were very successful and the design of new models meant that by 1894, the company had produced 10,000 roller mills. Milling machinery was developed and complete mills could be fitted out, establishing new markets in France, Italy and Spain. After Adolf Buhler's death in 1896, the company expanded under the direction of his sons but stagnated during the First World War. Roller mills for processing chocolate, colours and soap were designed in the 1920's. New markets were established across Europe, the Middle East, the USA and Brazil. Designing and producing oil mills enabled the company to survive the Second World War. In the 1950's, Sulzer Brothers took over the operation of the Buhler iron foundries, developing the processing of the milling machinery, building new machines for the chemical industry and waste disposal. Buhler Brothers established apprenticeship workshops and training courses in all aspects of the company operations.The Swiss Milling School was founded in 1957. Adolf Buhler had created sickness insurance and pension schemes, canteens and social activities. The book contains many photographs and descriptions of the machines made by the company for the milling, food processing, malting and brewing industries.
Donor Collection Glyn Jones Roller Mill Collection
Subject categories Mills and milling, Economic History, Specific companies, Social History, Specific people or families, Archaeology & history, Industrial archaeology & history, People, Family history, Processes and industries, Iron & steel, Oil, Regions: Europe (non-UK), Switzerland, Food industries, Cereal industry, Roller flour milling
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