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At the 1881 Milling Exhibition Showed a novelty in silk dressing reels. In addition to the usual revolving motion, the reel is caused to reciprocate rapidly backwards and forwards in t he direction of its length, to give a better sifting action to the reel ; each bar of the reel carries vanes to receive the meal on its upward course and distribute it on the downward side of the reel, thereby causing that side of the reel to dress as much as the upward side. This machine was thoroughly well made, and worked very steadily, the crank shaft for giving the reciprocating motion being carried in strong iron brackets. They also showed a small cheap porcelain roller mill, bran dusting, and sundry other milling machines.