A wonderful wind mill sugar mill! Other ways to power the rollers which pressed the sugar cane included slave labor, water wheels and farm animals. Close-ups of mills from 1665 to 1835...
Slaves working a portable mill 1834
Oxen driven 1665
For a previous posting on the sugar making process on plantations click HERE
Images are from Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record HERE
The link no longer works. Here is another Virginia Collection of images HERE.
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