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Discovery Bay in Saint Ann, Middlesex, Jamaica
 

Chattanooga Cane Mill

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, February 8, 2019
1. Chattanooga Cane Mill Marker
Inscription.

Chattanooga Cane Mill
This type of cane mill fitted with corrugated metal rolls, was first produced in 1897, and is still in production.

Cane is passed from front to rear, through one aperture and returned through the other thus receiving two squeezings, the juice being collected in the gutter beneath, from which it is led off.

Motive power is provided by a horse or mule harnessed to a shaft extending from the top of the mill. Rated capacity is 45 to 60 gallons per hour.
 
Location. 18° 27.95′ N, 77° 24.896′ W. Marker is in Discovery Bay, Middlesex, in Saint Ann. Marker can be reached from Route A1, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Columbus Park and the marker are roughly 0.5 km from the Discovery Bay Bauxite Pier.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Logwood Scale (here, next to this marker); Clan Campbell Coat of Arms (here, next to this marker); Jamaica in 1494 (a few steps from this marker); Sugar in Jamaica (within shouting distance of this marker); Planet Locomotive (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
Chattanooga Cane Mill and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 8, 2019
2. Chattanooga Cane Mill and Marker
Further to the right is a coffee pulper.
Chattanooga Cane Mill image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 8, 2019
3. Chattanooga Cane Mill
The Chattanooga Plow Company was an outgrowth of Newell Sanders and Company, established in 1878. G.W. Wheland and Capt. C.D. Mitchell were other leaders of the firm. They recognized that many farmers used plows which were crudely manufactured. Their cold-chilled plow became widely known for quality, and an advertisement said that “nothing sticks to it except farmers.” By 1895, the company had evolved into a plant covering nearly six acres. In addition to plows, they made cane mills, furnaces, and evaporators. International Harvester acquired the Chattanooga Plow Company in 1919, and sold it to Harriman Manufacturing in 1944. It is said that they sold over 5,000 cane mills in Jamaica. Adapted from the Tennessee Encyclopedia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 19, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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