Origins of the Feed Cutter: Inventors on Both Sides of the Atlantic Develop Devices

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A chaff cutter made under Samuel Edward's patent by John Crowley and Co. Ltd., Sheffield, England
A chaff cutter made under Samuel Edward's patent by John Crowley & Co. Ltd., Sheffield, England. Note the curved blades attached to the spokes of the flywheel on this automatic feed machine.
Courtesy Sam Moore