Hay Carrier Invention Sparks Hardware Line

Henry L. Ferris’ hay carrier launches the Starline.

Patent drawings of the hay carrier
Patent no. 276,016: Hay elevator and carrier. Henry L. Ferris' first patent was awarded April 17, 1883. The top image shows the hay elevator and carrier in use. The bottom image shows the pulley system drawings submitted as part of the patent application.
Illustration courtesy Farm Collector staff