Grass cutting and crushing machine, Changi
|Title||Grass cutting and crushing machine, Changi|
|Place made||Singapore: Changi|
|Medium||brush and brown ink and wash heightened with white, over pencil on paper|
|Measurement||Overall: 36.4 x 46.8 cm|
The finer type of grass was gathered outside the camp, cut, crushed and soaked for 24 hours, then the liquid taken medicinally as a preventative against beri beri. On the left a POW is feeding an inverted lawn mower with grass. At the right another POW runs the cut grass through rollers 2 or3 times to crush it. This machine, built in camp from bits and pieces, is run by electricity. Captain Michael F A Woodruff, AAMC; improvised machinery for cutting and crushing grass to make beri beri preventitive.