Patent Model for the Improvement in Picking Cotton

Description (Brief)
David Rawl, of Batesburg, South Carolina, submitted this model with his patent application for an improvement for picking cotton 1882 to the United States Patent Office. The mechanism could be wheeled over the top of a cotton row. A frame is balanced over wheels and as the picker is moved the stalks are guided through spindles where the boll is removed and the cotton drops into a carrier.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model, cotton picker
date made
ca 1882
patent date
1882-10-31
inventor
Rawl, David
Physical Description
tinned iron (overall material)
leather (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 28 cm x 42 cm x 37 cm; 11 1/32 in x 16 17/32 in x 14 9/16 in
associated place
United States: South Carolina, Batesburg
ID Number
AG*266884
catalog number
266884
accession number
89797
patent number
266,884
subject
Agriculture
Cotton
Industry & Manufacturing
Invention and the Patent Model
Patent Models
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Work and Industry: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Patent Models
Invention and the Patent Model
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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