Chemical-Free Weed Control: Cable Weeder Did the Job in the 1930s

Patented in the 1930s, a Simpson cable weeder turns up in Canada 70 years later

Weeder patented by Melvin M. Simpson, Sidney, Neb., July 19, 1938
Weeder patented by Melvin M. Simpson, Sidney, Neb., July 19, 1938: "This invention relates to a weeder and has for its principal object, the provision of a highly efficient weeding machine which, when drawn over plowed or cultivated land, will engage and pull the weeds out by the roots and leave them uprooted on the surface to dry out."