Sugar cane mill in Ecuador, 19th century

Sugar cane mill in Ecuador, 19th century

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Credit: COLLECTION ABECASIS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sugar cane mill in Ecuador. 19th-century illustration of workers operating treadmills to manually power a sugar cane mill at Sarayaku in the Amazonian region of Ecuador. Sugar canes are harvested and then shredded and crushed to extract the sweet, sugary juices. Further refining of the juices is then carried out to produce sugar. Artwork published in 1865.

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