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Humbert Mill / Maun Mill / McConnellsburg Roller Mills-ruins
Fulton Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | Mid 1800's
Township: Ayr Twp. | Watersource: Big Cove Creek.



Humbert Mill / Maun Mill / McConnellsburg Roller Mills-ruins
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/17/2009

This mill was built by Frederick Humbert, Sr. sometime in the mid 1800's.

Humbert Mill / Maun Mill / McConnellsburg Roller Mills-ruins
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/17/2009

Part of the one rear side and the rear end wall have collapsed, as has also the roof, letting the mill succumb to the elements.

Humbert Mill / Maun Mill / McConnellsburg Roller Mills-ruins
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/17/2009

A slightly different angle on the wall breakdown

Humbert Mill / Maun Mill / McConnellsburg Roller Mills-ruins
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/17/2009

Closeup of the run of stones on the second floor, seemingly pushed toward one side of the massive timbers of the hurst frame that supported it during operation.

Humbert Mill / Maun Mill / McConnellsburg Roller Mills-ruins
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/17/2009

Some main wooden shafting with a large wooden gear with replaceable wooden teeth. Not really in the exact position in which it was during operation, it has shifted with the collapse of the end/corner wall and second floor beams.

Humbert Mill / Maun Mill / McConnellsburg Roller Mills-ruins
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/17/2009

Some more large gearing, with also replacable wooden teeth on one side of the union with which the gear would have meshed with the steel horzontal gear on the vertical shaft.

Humbert Mill / Maun Mill / McConnellsburg Roller Mills-ruins
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/17/2009

A view under the nether (lower) stone showing the steel shaft going up through the center of the grindstone.

Humbert Mill / Maun Mill / McConnellsburg Roller Mills-ruins
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/17/2009

Another view of the ruins depicting more line shafts, gears, support timbers that were mortised and tenioned together, then wooden pegged.

Humbert Mill / Maun Mill / McConnellsburg Roller Mills-ruins
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/17/2009

A second mill stone can be seen just above and left of the window opening of the leaning out portion of the stone wall. Just goes to show how important a good roof is to keeping the integrity of the whole structure.

Humbert Mill / Maun Mill / McConnellsburg Roller Mills-ruins
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/17/2009

The front of the mill, still the best preserved part, perhaps because of its position to the weather or because it did not contain the heaviest weight and vibration of the operating mechanisms.

Humbert Mill / Maun Mill / McConnellsburg Roller Mills-ruins
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/17/2009

The mill was also known as the McConnellsburg Roller Mills and was a "Manufacturer of and Dealer in Flour and Feed." David S. Maun was listed as one proprietor. By 1916, C. Maun lived next to the mill and was probably the operator. The present owner continues to call the mill "the Maun Mill".

Humbert Mill / Maun Mill / McConnellsburg Roller Mills-ruins
Picture: Vintage photo c. 1900 submitted 07/19/2010 - Caroline Maun

*Update: David S. Maun was my great grandfather. Conrad Maun was his brother. John Calvin Maun, David S. Maun's son, inherited and ran the mill after David S. Maun. I'm not sure exactly when it closed operations. The Reeders are the current owners of the old mill ruins. Caroline Maun 07/19/2010*

"God's Spirit doesn't make us slaves who are afraid of him. Instead, we become his children and call him our Father."
(Romans 8:15 CEV)
Directions: These mill ruins sit back off the east side of US 522 about 0.5 miles south of McConnellsburg on Cove Creek.
 
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