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Crushing equipment, Nevis

New River Plantation, Nevis, Crushing equipment


New River Plantation, crushing equipment.
The tall stems of the sugar cane, had to be crushed to make the juices run out. Crushers were powered by the wind, horses or oxen and latterly by steam.

Mountravers , on the island of Nevis in the Caribbean, was one of the plantations belonging to the Pinney family. John Pinney came to live in Bristol in 1783.

Date: 2001

Copyright: Elizabeth Rhodes

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