Improvement in Machine for Cutting Stalks in the Field Preparatory to Plowing.

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Patent for improvement in machine for clearing cotton and corn-fields of the stalks after the crops have been gathered by “providing a revolving drum or roller with knives, set spirally around it, which cut the stalks of cotton or corn-fields into pieces of any desired length, for the purpose of being plowed under the surface for fertilizing, by rolling it over them.” (Lines 14-19) Illustration is included.

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[2], 1 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Wright, Reuben May 4, 1869.

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  • Main Title: Improvement in Machine for Cutting Stalks in the Field Preparatory to Plowing.
  • Alternate Title: Stalk Cutter.

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Patent for improvement in machine for clearing cotton and corn-fields of the stalks after the crops have been gathered by “providing a revolving drum or roller with knives, set spirally around it, which cut the stalks of cotton or corn-fields into pieces of any desired length, for the purpose of being plowed under the surface for fertilizing, by rolling it over them.” (Lines 14-19) Illustration is included.

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[2], 1 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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  • May 4, 1869

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Wright, Reuben. Improvement in Machine for Cutting Stalks in the Field Preparatory to Plowing., patent, May 4, 1869; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth165177/: accessed August 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.