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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Science & Industry Collection
Description
The Science and Industry exhibits form the main focus of the museum as far as its collections are concerned. They centre on the machinery involved in the preparation of raw materials for the pottery industry, and include a Robey 100 HP horizontal steam engine, a Haystack boiler, a stone breaker of c.1870, and an Alsing ball mill.
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The exhibits focus on the machinery involved in the preparation of raw materials for the pottery industry, and include a Robey 100 HP horizontal steam engine, a Haystack boiler, a stone breaker of c.1870, and an Alsing ball mill.
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Location Details

Cheddleton Flint Mill
Leek Road Cheddleton nr Leek ST13 7HL
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WM000107 
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01782 372 561
Building Information
Grade II*. Purpose-built flint mill of c.1756-65, possibly by James Brindley. Powered by water from the River Churnet.
Collections Overview
The collections relate to the preparation of raw materials for the pottery industry, and focus on industrial exhibits. There is also a canal boat and a group of social history items.
Display Overview
The mill is preserved as far as possible as it was when built, with many of the current exhibits in situ. Others are deployed around the site as appropriate.
Star Objects
Robey 100HP reciprocating steam engine. Scale model of "Old Bess" Newcomen engine. Narrow Boat "Vienna", 1911.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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