Patent Model - Improvement in Apparatus for Re-Pressing Cotton-Bales

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Charles Ewing, Patentee
Production date
May 13 1879
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Brass, steel, wood
8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 3 3/4" (21.6 x 14 x 9.5cm)
Ewing's patent "relates to that class of presses in which bales of cotton, as received from the plantation, are subjected to a second compression for the purpose of reducing their bulk for shipment. In this operation the bale-ties have to be opened in order to take up the slack resulting from the diminished size of the bale, and again tied to hold the result of the compression before the press is released." (Patent Number 215,270)
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