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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
NAPOLEON B. BARBEE, OF CROCKETT, TEXAS.
HAND FERTILIZER- DISTRIBUTER.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 466,996, dated January 12, 1892,
Application filed June 30, 1891. Serial No. 898,033. (No model.)
To all whonb it cay concerMn:
Be it known that I, NAPOLEON B. BARBEE,
a citizen of the United States, and a resident
of Crockett, in the county of Houston and
5 State of Texas, have invented certain new and
useful Improvements in Hand Fertilizer-Dis-
tributers; and I do declare the following to be
a full, clear, and exact description of the in-
vention, such as will enable others skilled in
io the art to which it appertains to make and use
the same, reference being had to the accom-
panying drawings, and to letters of reference
marked thereon, which form a part of this
15 Figure 1 of the drawings is a side elevation.
Fig. 2 is a top plan view. Fig. 3 is a vertical
This invention has relation to certain new
and useful improvements in hand fertilizer-
20 distributers and seed-drills; and it consists in
the novel construction and combination of
parts, as hereinafter specified.
In the accompanying drawings, illustrating
the invention, the letters A A represent two
25 suitable handles approaching to within a short
distance of each other at their forward ends
and diverging as they extend rearwardlyand
connected by the transverse braces a. Rig-
idly mounted on a short shaft B, having bear-
30 ings in the handles A A near their forward
ends and between said handles, is the ground-
D represents a hopper supported between
the handles at the rear of the wheel C and
35 provided with the conical or funnel-shaped
On one end of the shaft B is a crank or ec-
centric h, to which is connected one end of a
curved pitman or rod 1H, which extends up-
40 wardly and rearwardly to the hopper D, pass-
ing through a guide ring or eye g on the for-
ward edge thereof and terminating a little be-
low the center of said hopper, where it is con-
nected to an agitating screw rod or worm G,
the lower end of which extends below the dis- 45
charge-opening at the bottom. As the wheel
is run along in the furrow or where desired
the revolution of the shaft B and the crank
or eccentric carried thereby will reciprocate
the pitman or rod H and thereby the agitat- 50
ing or vertically-reciprocal rod G in the mouth
of the funnel-shaped discharge, which will
keep the fertilizer or seed in constant motion
in the hopper and cause its constant discharge
through the opening d. A suitable cover may 55
be hinged to the hopper, if desired, to prevent
the fertilizer or seed from being blown out by
When it is desired to move the machine,
there being seed or fertilizer in the hopper, 6o
without causing the discharge of said seed or
fertilizer said pitman may be disconnected
from the screw and a small cap d2 placed on
the lower end of the discharge. This cap d2
may be suspended by a small chain or cord 65
from the frame.
Having described this invention, what I
claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters
A fertilizer-distributer comprising the han- 70
dies, the wheel having its shaft provided with
bearings in said handles, the hopper supported
between said handles and the rear of said
wheel and having a funnel-shaped discharge,
a crank or eccentric on said shaft, and a rod or 75
pitman connected at one end to said crank
and at the opposite end to an agitating-screw
in said hopper, substantially as specified.
In testimony whereof Iaffix my signature in
presence of two witnesses.
NAPOLEON B. BARBEE.
HELEN L. WINFREE.
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Barbee, Napoleon B. Hand Fertilizer-Distributer., patent, January 12, 1892; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172911/m1/2/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.