Charcoal Production, 19th Century
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Charcoal production. Pile of wood that has been covered with turf and clay before being lit to produce charcoal in a slow and controlled burning process. Charcoal is a form of carbon produced by burning wood in little or no oxygen. The ladder allows workers to add or remove material to control the process. A bare pile of wood (not covered) is at centre right, and a cart at upper left carried away the finished charcoal product. Artwork from the eighth volume (second period of 1891) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.
May 11th, 2013
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