Date: March 3, 1885
Creator: Walling, Mary C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton picker. This design "is to provide a light, simple, and easily constructed cotton-picking device, capable of being operated by hand, and which can be manufactured and placed upon the market at a low cost to the purchaser, who, by the employment of the same, is enabled to gather the cotton fiber from the bolls without regard to the height of the stalks, and at the same time such portions of the product that may have become detached from the bolls and fallen to the ground can be gathered up without the necessity of excessive stooping" (lines 24-36).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department