On the Alleged Degeneracy of Modern Architecture

On the Alleged Degeneracy of Modern Architecture

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...claim in combination with the scoop and the apparatus for "disengaging the drop, or shutter, to discharge the load, as described." I also claim "the arrangement of the wings of the horse track, which can be raised, and thereby reduce the width of the machine, so that it may pass through a canal lock, or any other narrow place, as described." 18. For Conducting Grain and Straw after it has been Thrashed; Luther Whitman, Winthrop, Kennebeck county, Maine, August 25. The general principle of this machine does not present any thing new, and the claim has, therefore, been confined to the peculiar arrangement of the parts. Slats of wood are attached, edgewise, to two chains, which pass around two rollers. The belt, or chain, of slats thus formed, slides on an inclined board, so that the slats form the sides, and the inclined board the bottom, of a series of cells. One of the rollers around which this belt works, is placed under the thrashing cylinder, and the other roller is placed near the elevated end of the inclined board, at the back part of the machine. As the straw and grain are thrown out by the thrasher, the former falls on the top of the slats, and the latter passes into cells formed by the slats, and by the inclined board, on which they are sustained, and the straw and grain are thus carried up, and the former is discharged on to another belt of slats, called the carrier, which conveys it off to a distance, while the grain falls on a board, which conducts it to the fanning machine. Claim.--"What 1 claim as my improvement, and for which I ask an exclusive right, is the combination of the endless belt of slats, constructed as herein described, with the inclined board and straw carrier, the whole being so arranged that...show more

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