The Implement Age Volume 23-24

The Implement Age Volume 23-24

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... Ertel Baling Press. In passing, we cannot but wonder at the enormous increase in the value of the hay crop in the past thirty years. In 1867, when George Ertel patented the first hay-press, the value of the hay crop was practically nothing, as it all had to be sold locally for what could be realized. To-day the hay crop represents an annual income of over $500,000,000 to the farmers of the country. The invention 6f the hay press is wholly responsible for this, as without this means of preparing hay and straw for transportation, it would be impossible to market it. The inventor of the hay-press was George Ertel, whose attention was called to the subject by seeing some men in a field trying to tie up hay in bundles with ropes. His first press was a crude affair compared with the steel presses turned out by his firm to-day. The Ertel presses are known all over the country, and by many are regarded as the standard. The firm has kept right to the front, and the presses it offers to-day are the most practical and economical. They have large feed openings, and convenient application of the power to the work. They are easiest on the team, and turn out smooth, compact bales, of which there is no trouble to get full weight into an ordinary box car. The Geo. Ertel Co. are located at Quincy, 111. They publish an illustrated catalogue of information about the hay business called "Hay-Press Hints.' A copy can be obtained without charge by addressing them. BOLSTER SPRINGS. The Harvey Spring Co., Racine Junction, Wis., are pioneers and leaders in the manufacture of bolster springs. Beginning with a small plant fifteen years ago, they have been obliged to move into larger quarters six times, and now they have one of the best equipped more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236910608