Patent Model - Improvement in Plug-Tobacco Machines

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George Myers (b.1832, d.1910), Patentee
Production date
May 20 1879
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Wood, leather
10 x 12 x 4 1/2" (25.4 x 30.5 x 11.4cm)
Myers' patent "relates to improvements in that class of machines wherein the loose tobacco is carried by a belt to a pair of compressing-rolls, by which it is compressed into a strip that is afterward cut into plugs. It has special reference to the means employed for more readily feeding the tobacco to the compressing-rolls, and to the means for cutting the plugs squarely from the strip without interrupting the movement of the latter." (Patent Number 215,473)
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