ke a shear-cut past each other.
Cutting-knives upon a cylinder on a horizontal axis in front of the throat, and cutting toward the opening.
Salmon of Woburn, England, about 70 years since, introduced the oblique knife attached, cylinder fashion, between two wheels and cutting toward the throat of the straw-box; revolving in the same plane of motion as the straw is moved.
The feature is also seen in United States patents, Eastman, January 29, 1822; Denson, May 2, 1835.
In Fig. 5968, the cutters extend diagonally along the cylinder, being secured at their ends to the rims of the cylinderheads.
A sheet-iron band forms the periphery of the cylinder.
In Fig. 5969, the hay, after being cut, is crushed between rollers, and winnowed to expel the dust.
Fig. 5970 has a series of circular cutters C on a horizontal shaft.
The knives work against an apron J, and the spaces between the knives are kept clear by the fingers L