Modern Materials for an Old Mill
Steve Temple’s lecture will cover materials used for restoring his own mill, Impington Mill, Cambridgeshire.
Many of the materials which were traditionally used for mill work are now either difficult to obtain or extremely expensive and finding modern substitutes can be fraught with difficulty. The talk will be a personal account of what Steve has learnt to ban from use in restoring Impington Mill (and why) and what he has learnt to love in terms of materials. He has drawn on experience from millwrights and mill owners as well as from his own engineering background.
Steve Temple is an inventor by profession and an engineer by education and finds the technology of mills fascinating, not least because they were such major contributors to the know-how of the Industrial Revolution. He bought Impington Mill out of proceeds from co-founding and eventually listing an ink-jet printing company called Xaar, which now has some 500 employees. Now retired, he is vice chairman of the SPAB Mills Section, and teaches annually at the Cambridge University’s Impulse programme for budding entrepreneurs.
IT requirements: Please note that this is an online lecture and will be held via a webinar platform. You will be sent instructions on how to join the session the day before the lecture. To participate, all you need is an internet connection, and a laptop, computer or phone with the ability to play video and audio.
Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.
|SPAB Members||£ 5.00|
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