The accompanying engraving represents a most valuable mill for crushing sugar cane, patented April 27, 1858, by Frederick E. Dake and Thomas E. Hunt, (assignees of Frederick E. Dake, of Indianapolis, Ind.,) which from its power and simplicity recommends itself to all who use sugar mills and crushing apparatus. The peculiar advantages of this mill are its cheapness of construction, requiring no gearing, and such compactness of form as insures its portability, and easy management by a single operator. It is also so arranged as to secure a uniform pressure upon stalks of various sizes. A is a bed plate, firmly attached to the platform, B. C C are rollers in the frame, J, which is allowed to oscillate upon journals, rhe lever frame, D, at E, increases the pressure to any extent desired. The contact of bhe rollers, C C, with the bed plate. A, is regulated, securing the required pressure by adjusting the set screw, K. The cane is fed into the hopper, F, and as the lever frame, D, is revolved, it passes under the rollers, C C. The juice is expressed upon the bed plate. A, in front of the rollers, C C, and running into the groove, G, is discharged at the spout, H. The crushed cane is scraped from the bed plate A, by the scraper I, as the rollers pass over it. Communications desiring further information may be addressed to Hunt, Dake & Co., Indianapolis, Ind.
This article was originally published with the title "Dake's Improved Sugar Mill" in Scientific American 13, 41, 321 (June 1858)