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Marathon Uni-Mill Questions

Taylor810's picture

Marathon Uni-Mill Questions

I just started milling my own wheat for bread by hand about 1 month ago and that got really old, real quick. While looking for my next "upgrade" I found this site.  What a wonderful site this it.  Thanks.

I just acquired a Marathon Uni-mill through ebay which is on its way as I type.  I am looking for some guidance regarding its use (milling settings, cleaning, general care, etc).  Any helpful tips, hints, suggestions would be great.


Thank you,

mself's picture

Hi, I was given an old Marathon Uni-Mill today by my father-in-law.  It has no instructions on its use except for the sticker on the inside of the top.  Do you know where I can get an instruction manual?



BeckyJane's picture

Hi,  I have used a Marathon Mill since we purchased it in 1975.  We bought it directly from a dealer in Arizona.  It grinds approx. a pound of wheat per minute.

 It did not come with a manual.  I was told it could grind anything other than corn which had too high of a fat content and would gum up the stones.

As directed when ready to mill I turn on the machine.  Once it's running I turn the large knob to the left until I hear the stones just beginning to make contact.  Immediately I back it off a bit, turning the knob back to the right.  Then I add grain.  Turn it further to the right for a coarser meal.   I use a large paint brush to push grains into the hopper.

When grinding is complete I wait until the stone has stopped turning then use the brush to brush off the top of the wheel and the sides of the hopper.  Then I use a designated air pump (bicycle pump) to blow air through the stones.

I don't know anyone else who has a Marathon and would really enjoy sharing information with other millers.


uberscientist's picture

I scanned the manual and am hosting it here:

If the link ever breaks, please email me: uberscientist -at and hopefully I'll know where a copy is.

Just for internet reference: The manual says nothing against grinding corn, and gives specific instructions on how to do so.  Cheers!

twcinnh's picture

I've been watching these on ebay and am very interested in purchasing one.  Seems people seem to be pretty satisifed with the Marathon Mill.s