ine with a revolving endless apron to deposit grain in a box with a sliding bottom, by which it was deposited in gavels.
1840. Lamb A platform to receive the gavels and carry the binder. The first hand-binder.
1841. Churchill thrashed out the grain, the heads of grain being pushed into the thrasher-cylinder.
1842. Reed discharged the grain from the bed by rake-fingers projecting through slots in platform.
1846. Cook had a pendulous rake swinging backwardly.
1847. Ketchum had an endless chain cutter or belt of knives.
1847. Hussey's slotted finger, open at top; knife of triangular sections.
1848. Pease had a grainrake traveling sideways beneath the platform, with slots for the fingers.
Mann the same next year.
1849. Goble and Stuart had a revolving rake passing horizontally across the platform.
1849. Haines suspended the frame carrying the conveyor, reel, and cutter to the axles of the bearing-wheels, and hinged the frame to the tongue, so that