Detail of two long, thin connecting rods (seen center).  They convert longitudinal force from the steam engine's piston to rotating force via an eccentric crankshaft, which in turn drives huge gears to motivate the sugarcane crushing machinery.

Detail of connecting rods that convert longitudinal force fromt he steam engine's piston to an eccentric crankshaft, which in turn drives huge gears motivate the sugarcane crushing machinery.


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