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P. BARKER! Grain Tally.

Patented June 8, 1858' [72 Wain 35 6 2% m'i/zmms: M

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Specification of Letters Patent No. 20,474, dated June 8, 1858.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, PELEG BARKER, of the township of Moscow, in the county of Hillsdale and State of Michigan, have invented a new and useful Machine for Beceiving, Measuring, Registering, and Depositing Grain from Threshing-Machines, called a grain receiver, measurer, register, and depositer, and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the construction and operation of the same, reference being had to the annexed drawing, which is a perspective view.

I construct my machine by making two measures ten by fourteen inches and eight inches deep inside containing eleven hundred and twenty inches. I then put cleats on the outsides even with the top, seven eighths of an inch square, reaching the length of the measure, and also on the lower edge even with the bottom one inch thick and one and a half inches wide. The bottom I in general put in such a manner that the door, which is the lower half, of one end of the measures, which opens outward and is hung at the top edge and when closed shall rest against the end of the bottom board, leaving the ends of the sideboards projecting out one half of an inch at the lower corners leaving room for the latch and fastenings without interfering with the other measure when in use. I then make two pieces of hard wood four feet long and four inches wide, and one and a quarter inches thick on the bottom edge of which I nail two boards thirteen and one half inches long and one foot wide having them even with the ends of the long pieces. On the top edge of which I nail two pieces of boards, half an inch thick and two inches wide, forming the track to slide the measures on, and projecting inwardly three fourths of an inch leaving room underneath for the sides of a drawer or box of thirty inches in length which can be drawn out at pleasure at the ends of the machine, the object of the said box or drawer being to catch or receive any scattering grain that may run over or be stricken off of the measures. I then make the sideboards which form the main sides or body of the machine four feet long, sixteen inches of each end being five inches wide and the middle sixteen inches being fifteen inches wide or high, which are secured by nailing to the aforesaid pieces of hardwood four feet long and four inches wide. I then take a board fifteen and one half inches long and sixteen inches wide and nail it on the top edges of the middle section of the aforesaid sideboards which forms the middle section of the machine through which the measures pass. I then cut a hole nine inches square in the said top board on which is placed the hopper to receive the grain from the threshingmachine. The said hopper may be four or live inches in height. I then take a piece of hardwood board fourteen inches long, six inches wide and one inch thick which is secured on the side of the middle section of the machine by means of screws, the upper edge three (3) inches below the top of the said middle sect-ion. I then out a mortise near the top of the left hand corner of said piece last described the said mortise being cut through both thicknesses, and being two inches long and three eighths of an inch wide, through which I pass a metallic lever with the two ends bent at right angles, each end being two and one half inches in length and secured to the inside of the side of the machine, by means of a bolt or wire passing through a hole in the corner of the said lever and leaving it free to play back and forth, the inside end of it being placed horizontally on the inside of the machine through which the measures pass and so arranged that it can play back and fort-h one inch, the other end passing through the side of the machine through the said mortise and having a hole in the end of it to which is attached a hand which moves the machinery which is composed of three metallic wheels having a shaft on one end projecting three eighths of an inch and of an inch in diameter, the other end projecting out one inch and a quarter. The said wheels are two and a half inches in diameter and ten notches on each wheel. On the front side of the wheels there is a projection of one fourth of an inch commencing at the shaft and increasing its diameter to five eighths of an inch in making a revolution. Said wheels are placed in a horizontal 'position on the front side of the said board on the side of the machine with the longest shaft outward projecting through a thin face board, with the pointers attached to the ends of the shafts of the said wheels, which face board is secured to small boards nailed on to the ends of the aforesaid hard wood board. The top of the said small box containing the wheels and machinery is likewise covered by a small board nailed on, and the dials and pointers on the face board are secured from injury while in operation by means of a small board sliding in grooves on the inside of the end boards. The first or left hand wheel is moved one notch ahead by means of a cleat marked A in the drawing said cleat being on the sides of the measures, which in passing through presses against the inner end of the right angled lever above mentioned, which moves the first or left hand wheel by means of the hand attached to it one notch each time the meas ure is passed through the box, and the lever and hand is thrown back to its original position by means of a spiral spring which is inserted in a hole bored in the end of hard wood board and placed in such a position that one end of the spring rests against the aforesaid lever. The middle and right hand wheels are moved by perpendicular levers five inches in length with a notch or jog in one edge of the levers corresponding with the projections on the face of the wheels. Said levers are attached at the bottom end by a pivot. At the top end of said levers are attached hands, so that when the first or left hand wheel has mace one revolution the second wheel will move one notch, and whenever the second'wheel has made one entire revolution the third or last wheel moves one notch, which causes the pointers on the dials to point out the units, tens and hundreds of bushels which may pass through the machine. The second and third wheels also have spiral springs similar to the first wheel to throw them back so as to catch the notches.

The manner of using the machine consists of setting it 011 the ground or floor beside the threshing machine in such a manner that the spout from the separator shall be placed in the hopper, and when one measure is full it is removed by shoving in the other measure which pushes the full one out of the left hand end of the machine; the measure being then taken up and the end of the bag being drawn over the end of the measure the latch is touched by the finger which opens the door and empties the grain without the trouble of tipping up the measure, which is then set down on the right hand end of the machine in readiness to shove the other out when full.

Vhat I claim is l. The combination and arrangement of the parts, substantially as described, for receiving, measuring and registering grain direct from threshing machines.

2. I also claim in combination with the machinery for registering substantially as described, two or more measures or boxes, constructed and operated as described, for receiving the material to be measured.

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