Store (Moccasin Gap, Florida)
Bradley Store is
located between Tallahassee and Miccosukee, Florida. It is an
old store, and it has stayed true to its roots. They make
their own sausage and grind corn. In former times, they
also made a great deal of cane syrup. They continue to
make it as a demonstration at their annual Fun Day, but, the syrup sold under their name is
made in Metcalf now.
above are two different views of a Columbus Improved No.13
cane mill, which is used for the Fun Day.
3 is a Golden No.3. As I understand it, this is the
mill used for syrup production by Ed Bradley (who is
deceased). This mill is mounted on a metal sled (note
connections in foreground). The vertical drive and
universal joint are visible under the mill. Slide
4 is a typical brick furnace and cast-iron kettle.
Note the rim built in at the edge of the kettle. This rim
is in addition to the usual rim, which is smaller and fits
over the kettle at the flange.