Hippo Mills – an Original Story of The Great Age

In the fall of 1928 the Hippo hammer mill was officially launched at the Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg, capital of Natal, Province just three years after the Prince of Wales opened the show in 1925. The mill was named after Hubert the hippo who caused big scale damage to crops in the area.

This was a time when the motor car was just becoming fashionable and Che Guevara was born and several years before Coca Cola arrived at African shores.

Many small changes has brought the Hippo to a full range of nine sized mills from 4kW to 110kW. However it still remains a cast iron mill, the same as Arthur Collins launched 88 years ago.Hippo hammer mill close up


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