Excerpt from Cane Sugar: A Textbook on the Agriculture of the Sugar Cane, the Manufacture of Cane Sugar, and the Analysis of Sugar-House Products The present edition of Cane Sugar w offered to the public has been completely rewritten, preserving at the same time the general arrangement followed in the first edition. During the ten years that have passed between the issue of the two editions the writer has had the benefit of extensive experience in Cuba and in a New York refinery. The period he spent in America has been of special value, since it afforded the opportunity of systematically examining the collections of technical literature to be found in the great libraries of the western republic. While these may be more complete than those accumulated by the elder civilization, the facilities afforded for research in the way of accessibility, card catalogues and cross-references add very much to their value. In preparation for the present edition, the writer made a survey of patent specifications dealing with sugar machinery, and much material thus found has been included; and, although objection may be made to the inclusion of bygone matters in a textbook intended for present-day use, an account of the development of the train of thought in invention is t without an immediately utilitarian value. Of the patent files consulted, those of the British Patent Office have been the most adopted, as the system of arrangement and of indexing there employed is far superior to that used by the Patent Offices either of France or of the United States of America. My thanks are due to many friends for help and criticism. In addition to those whose services have already been ackwledged in the first edition, I have w to thank Mr. Jas. Hamill, who read in manuscript those chapters more especially dealing with machinery; Dr. C. A. Browne for criticism of those parts bearing on sugar analysis; Dr. C. A. Barber, C.I.E., whose specialized kwledge of the cane in its botanical aspect has saved me from sundry errors; Dr. E. J. Butler, C.I. E., who checked the proofs of Chapter IX on the Pests and Diseases of the Sugar Cane; and Mr. James P. Ogilvie, A.I.C., who read through the last ten chapters and made some suggestions in the text. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.