Commercial Peat; Its Uses & Possibilities

Commercial Peat; Its Uses & Possibilities

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... the press. If the pressing-piston is below, the wooden laths serving for fastening and the lacing of the bales are first placed upon it, and the side doors are closed. The upper slide of the press is now removed and the material is ready for pressing. The winding gear which moves the pressingpiston upwards is put in action until the winding gear disengages itself, and the press is stopped automatically as soon as the highest pressure has been attained. The pressure being over, the upper side-doors are now opened and the wires laced round the bales. At the upper side of the pressing-piston and at the bottom of the slide Fig. 37.--Heinen's Peat Moss Litter Hand Baling Press. there are wire slits for passing the wires through. When the bale is laced, the pressing-piston is slightly lowered, the one movable side-flap released, and the bale pushed out. The presses can be arranged for different sizes of bales. In Heinen's improved peat moss litter hand baling machine the press-box is made of best American pitchpine wood and strengthened with heavy iron fetters. In the press-box a piston slides up and down, worked at both ends by strong iron chains and ratchets which are put in motion by two hand levers. The press is worked by two men in the following manner. The upper cover of the press-box and the upper halves of the front and back are opened, as shown in the illustration fig. 36, and the side valves are closed. The upper cover is Fig. 38.--Finished Peat Litter Bale. opened whilst the piston is in its lowest position. After the wooden laths, or the lower half of the linen, serving to wrap the bales in, have been laid upon the pressing-piston, the press-box is filled from the hopper. Then the upper lath, or upper half of the linen, is laid...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236970896
  • 9781236970893