• Creator
  • Early American Museum
  • Created Date
  • 3-28-00
  • Description
  • Sugar cutter made from iron with a wooden handle. Made by AK and Sons. This cutter was designed for cutting sugar into small pieces. Sugar came in cones or blocks (see 68.1.2098) and was very expensive. Sugar cutters were needed to cut the sugar into usable amounts. It is not possible to grow cane sugar in northern climes and early settlers in Illinois used very little of it. Sweetners such as sorghum and molasses were much more. Westward Expa... more
    Sugar cutter made from iron with a wooden handle. Made by AK and Sons. This cutter was designed for cutting sugar into small pieces. Sugar came in cones or blocks (see 68.1.2098) and was very expensive. Sugar cutters were needed to cut the sugar into usable amounts. It is not possible to grow cane sugar in northern climes and early settlers in Illinois used very little of it. Sweetners such as sorghum and molasses were much more. Westward Expansion; Settling in the Midwest; Food Time Line. 16 History; 15 Economics. less
  • Format
  • 68.1.290