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

Name/Title

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.

Maker

Reid & Gray Dunedin New Zealand

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1920's

Place Made

Australia

Medium and Materials

Timber and steel

Subject and Association Description

Hand operated chaff cutter

Credit Line

Gift to TATATM

Object Type

Chaff cutter

Object number

2008-13

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Carl 20 Feb 2018 07:07 AM,UTC

Hi there. I have been googleing chaff cutters and came across this one. I have just got one to restore to run on my stationary engines. How rare are these old girls?
Thankyou
Regards
Carl

Carl 20 Feb 2018 07:06 AM,UTC

Hi there. I have been googleing chaff cutters and came across this one. I have just got one to restore to run on my stationary engines. How rare are these old girls?
Thankyou
Regards
Carl

Mr. Vipin Garg 13 Sep 2012 13:00 PM,UTC

chaff cutters

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