ID this device?
I'm curious about the equipment pictured in the photos below. The Kitchen Table people helped find some information about it, but I'm not sure what it is, some sort of grinder? The company John A. Gilbert & Co. is mentioned on the advertising flyer. Can anyone give me more information?
Lastly, in case anyone is interested, there is a link to Gilberts in Ypsilanti (must be MI). These people had a mill, so maybe it's an extension of the English branch of the business that we see in the flyer.
Here is a link that might be useful: Gilbert