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Object Name Model, Patent
Catalog Number 1979.2.5
Date 1877-1878
Material(s) Wood/Brass/Tin/Steel
Dimensions H-8 W-8.125 D-12 inches
Description The seed cleaning mechanism sits atop a four-legged wooden frame held together by mortise & tenon joints. There is a large wooden wheel on the front of the object from the left and a smaller brass wheel to its right. This brass wheel is connected to a steel rod, which runs through the center of a wooden spindle. This steel rod is held down by a wooden overlay piece on either end with two screws. The spindle has a circumference of grating tin for processing. There is a wooden chute on the left of the spindle that slopes down into the the spindle. There is a metal wire shield around the top of the spindle that is fastened to the wooden chute frame with tin plating and nails. There is a latch on the back of the spindle-chute component, which is to the far right facing the object from the front. There is a brass latch on either side of the wooden chute frame that can lock the component into place. There are three paper tags along with a taped tag that are on the end of the wooden chute.
Notes Seed-Cleaning Machine, based on patent no. 200410, which was invented by Isaac B. Sandusky of Fayette County, Kentucky. Sandusky's design was patented February 19, 1878.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Sandusky, Isaac B.
Subjects Patents
Agricultural machinery & implements
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS