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Interior Of A Boiling House

Interior Of A Boiling House

Artist: Bridgens, Richard

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1836

Shelfmark: 789.g.13

Item number: Plate10

Length: 26.7

Width: 37.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

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Illustration of the interior of a boiling house on a sugar plantation in Trinidad in the 19th century. The juice from the sugar canes was taken here to be heated until the impurities were extracted. The liquid was then passed through a succession of copper containers until a pure liquid remained. Afterwards, it was piped to the curing house where it was stored in hogsheads to cool and for the molasses to drain off. The boiling house was a dangerous place to work because of the intense temperatures and the hot liquids.

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