ne while working on the estate of Gusow, in the service of the Prussian minister, Count de Podervils.
We are not informed as to its construction; it seems to have given satisfaction.
He also invented a straw-chopper and many other machines.
Menzies made a machine in Scotland in 1732, and Stirling of Dumblane another in 1758, but they do not seem to have been successes.
Meikle, of Tyningham, East Lothian, Scotland, invented a machine in 1786, which is the type of modern thrashers.
MenziMenzies's had a series of revolving flails, and Stirling's had a cylinder with arms upon a vertical shaft running at high velocity.
Meikle invented the drum with beaters acting upon the grain in the sheaf, which was fed between rollers.
The English improvement was to make the beating drum work in a concave known as the breasting, the grain and straw being scutched and rubbed between the two and carried to the shaker, which removed the straw from the grain and chaff, a large amount of grain also fa