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Carting Canes

Carting Canes

Author: Bridgens, Richard

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1836

Shelfmark: 789.g.13

Item number: Plate 9

Length: 26.7

Width: 37.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

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Accompanying text to an illustration of work taking place on St Clair Farm, a sugar plantation on the island of Trinidad in the early 19th century. In the print the sugar canes have been cut down by field gangs and are being transported to the mills in carts drawn by oxen and mules. Mills in Trinidad at this time could be powered by water, wind or animals. In the mills the juice was squeezed from the canes as they were passed through large rollers. There is a simple diagram of the working of these rollers at the bottom the page.

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