The Combined Milling Machine

This combined milling machine, made in the early 1900's, has the name "Henry Bamford & Sons", a forerunner of JCB, cast into the supporting frame. It was designed to produce animal feedstock, either by crushing between a pair of adjustable rollers or by coarse grinding, or 'kibbling', using a pair of conical grooved steel plates, one fixed, the other rotating. The gap between the plates is adjustable to vary the quality of the product to be suitable for a range of animals and purposes. The machine is driven by the Diesel Engine through a series of shafts, pulleys and belts. Farmers sometimes used similar machines, driving them with a belt from a tractor or a stationary engine.