Patent Model - Improvement in Oatmeal-Machines

Maker and role
George Ayliffe, Patentee
Joseph Hugill, Assignee
George Ayliffe, Assignee
Production date
Aug 20 1878
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Wood, brass
9 x 9 3/4 x 6 1/2" (22.9 x 24.8 x 16.5cm)
Ayliffe's patent "has relation to that class of oatmeal machines wherein the hulled kernels of oats were cut by cutting or shearing edges." Its objective "is to rapidly cut the kernels of oats into uniform particles of any desired size; and to that end it consists of a revolving hollow cylinder perforated with a series of holes, into which, upon the upper side of the cylinder the grains fall endwise, and while standing therein are carried against the edge of a knife or knives and severed." (Patent Number 207,152)
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