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1851 Great Exhibition: Official Catalogue: Class IX.: John Gillett

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Gillett's Chaff Engine

78. GILLETT, JOHN, Brailes, near Shipston-on-Stour - Inventor and Manufacturer.

1. Chaff engine, for cutting hay and straw with double- action knife, having two edges, cutting in its ascent and descent; the apparatus which regulates the length of the cut, and stops the feed during the action of the knife; and the double mouthpiece, by which the feed gets a bearing on both sides, prevents the corners from being left uncut. The figure represents this chaff engine.

2. Patent chaff engine, with lever beam for horse power.

3. Model of a patent rick ventilator, for ventilating hay and corn ricks.

4. Mill for splitting, bruising, and grinding beans, oats, and barley. In this mill there is but one roller which has a double-action flute: by simply reversing the fly-wheel, the different operations of splitting beans, and bruising or grinding oats and barley, are performed.

5. Patent self-acting alarum gun, for preserving corn, fruit, and seeds from the depredations of birds or game. This machine consists of a barrel with twelve holes, to contain as many charges of powder; one of which, by means of clock-work, is discharged every hour, giving a report as loud as a gun.

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