Monday, February 4, 2013

The Art of Refining Sugar

7 great images showing the equipment being made and used to refine sugar from a french book, 1764.

Art de Rafiner le Sucre by Henri-Louis Duhamel Du Monceau.  Paris: 1764

These pictures from the book show the various equipment needed to refine sugar in the mid 18th century.  The sugar mill on the sugar plantations, barrels, cauldrons or boilers and forms or pots.  For the entire book online click: HERE  The picture above is a sugar mill using oxen to move the three grinders to take the sugar out of the sugar cane. 

Coopers making barrels. 
Steam rising from the boiling sugar syrup in the cauldrons.  Notice the open vent in the roof.
Closeup of the boilers
Preparing and repairing the forms - cones and pots
For more images on sugar mills and sugar production, see my earlier post HERE
©2013 Patricia Bixler Reber

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