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Chaff cutter; Reid & Gray Dunedin New Zealand; 1920's; 2008-13

Chaff cutter, Reid & Gray    Dunedin New Zealand, 1920's, 2008-13
Chaff cutter
About this object
The byproduct of threshing wheat, barley or oats is chaff. The long stalks of chaff were not appreciated by animals, particularly old horses. The chaff was fed into the chute by hand. The hand driven revolving cutter, assisted by the flywheel effect of the wheel design, that supports the cutting knives, cut the chaff into short pieces Two spiked shafts forced the chaff through a slot where it was cut. More recent versions included a flat belt pulley in addition to the crank handle. The pulley allowed the cutter to driven by a tractor etc.
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Date Made
Place Made
Medium and Materials
Timber and steel
Subject and Association Description
Hand operated chaff cutter
Credit Line
Gift to TATATM
Object Type
Chaff cutter
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reid and gray

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Mr. Vipin Garg13 Sep 2012 13:00 PM,UTC
chaff cutters