Rural Affairs Volume 5

Rural Affairs Volume 5

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...would find it a matter both of convenience and economy, to provide a simple stand to hold each bag while it is filled with the scoop shovel--instead of the more frequent practice of taking the time of a man or boy to do this work. These bag-holders are made in various ways. One mode is to drive a few sharp nails into the top of a light barrel open at both ends; hitch the top of the bag on these nails while it hangs within the barrel resting on the floor with its mouth open ready for filling. When filled, it is tied and the barrel lifted off. A better way is to provide a board about a foot wide and eighteen inches I long, (fig. 62, ) which serves as a base, and on which Fig. 62.--Bag-holder of Fig. 63.--Forked-stick Fig. 64.--Board Bag forked Boards. Bag-holder. holder. the bag stands. Uprights or standards with sharp points at the top hold the bag open until it is filled. These uprights are variously constructed. One mode is to take a piece of two inch plank for the bottom, and bore two holes or one at each corner on the same side, and insert upright or forked sticks firmly into these holes as shown in fig. 63. Another mode is to nail thin boards on the opposite sides of the plank base, sawing a fork in the top of each, so as to form sharp points for holding the mouth k of the bag. If these boards are so nailed on to the base that they shall spread a little towards the top, and being thin enough to have some spring to them, they may be slightly bent inward when the bag is attached, and springing out again will hold it the more firmly. One of the best, firmest and most convenient supports, admitting the ready removal of the filled bag, is represented in fig. 64. It has a board bottom, on two corners of which, upright boards are nailed as shown more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236635132
  • 9781236635136