Improvement in machine foe scutching flax
US 78810 A
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A. S. MILLER. MACHINE FOR SGUTGHING I'LAX.
No. 78,810. Patented June 9, 1868.
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Letters Patent No. 78,810, dated June 9, 1868; antedatecl June 5, 1868.
IMPROVEMENT IN MACHINE FOR SGUTGHING 'PLAX.
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Be it known that I ABRAHAM S. MILLER, of Blull'ton, in tllecountyof Wells, and State of Indiana, have invented a. new and useful Machine for S cntching Flax, entitlerl AnImproved Flex-Scutehem and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the constru ction anil operation of the same, reference being had to the enclosed drawings. r
My invention consis ts of fonrobtuse-angled knives, 0, attached to arms on shaft; Aydriven by belt on pulley B, the broken fiaxbeing fed upon upright knife at C, and passing oli'ut E. The base of the upright, D, is made'to vibrate upon journals 1 and 2, so as to accominodete itself to large or small quantities, the upright being governed and held in place by the spring at F.\
What I elaini-ns'my invention, and desire to secure by 'Letterslateht, is-
' The knives 0,11prigl1t, C E, base, D, and spring-bar I1, all combined, constructed, and arranged as and i'or the purpose herein set forth. v ABRAHAM S. MILLER.
WARREN MCBRIDE, JAs. G. SMiTH.