White Loaf [5 pounds, paper flour bag] was produced by the Auburn Roller Mills and operated by the Robbins Brothers in Auburn, Kentucky. Library Special Collections owns many bags from this company. The word white is often part of a flour's name for obvious reasons. It means that it has been thoroughly sifted and most times bleached. The term "short patent" means that the flour has been made from the center portion on the endosperm. Patent flour is classified in five categories, depending on the amount of straight flour it obtains. Extra short or fancy and first patent flours are made from soft wheat and are used for cake flours.
Broadside S2452 (2003.56.5)
White Loaf, Flour bags, Robbins Brothers, Robbins Bros., Auburn Roller Mills, Auburn, Kentucky