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US Patent: 335,129
Sugar Cane Planter
Patentees:
Edward Holmes - Buffalo, NY
Britain Holmes - Buffalo, NY

USPTO Classifications:
111/100, 111/66, 111/907, 405/174

Tool Categories:
agricultural machines : crop planters

Assignees:
None

Manufacturer:
Not known to have been produced

Witnesses:
James Sangster
Jennie M. Caldwell
Arthur Sangster

Patent Dates:
Applied: May 22, 1885
Granted: Feb. 02, 1886

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Description:
James Sangster - patent attorney

The object of our invention is to produce a cheap practical cane-planting machine that may be used not only as a cane-planter, but also as a useful farm cart or wagon; but its greatest value consists in its cane-planting mechanism, by which we produce a machine that will plant and cover up pieces of cane of any length with rapidity and ease, and with less expense than it can be done by hand

We claim as our invention—

1. A cane-carrying cart or wagon, substantially as described, provided with a pivoted wheel, in front of the vehicle, adapting it for turning short corners, a means for carrying the cane consisting of the platform or platforms upon which it is laid, and a series of vertical bars for keeping it in position, a platform for the operators, and a long narrow unobstructed longitudinal central opening through which long lengths of cane can be dropped into the furrow in continuous rows, substantially as specified.

2. A cane-carrying cart or wagon, substantially as above specified, provided with pivoted frame, having a planting-roller provided with grooves on its periphery, so that as the cane is planted it is pressed into place and straightened by the roller in the position in the furrow in which it can be covered with the earth by the covering device.

3. A three-wheeled carrying cart or wagon having a central longitudinal opening through the floor, through which the cane may be passed and laid into the furrow, the front wheel being adapted to run in the furrow in which the cane is planted.

4. A cane-carrying cart or wagon having a longitudinal opening, in combination with a pivoted roller and covering device frame provided with loosely-hanging guide-arms, so that cane of various lengths dropped or falling lengthwise of the wagon will be guided in a line with it and form a continuous line or row of cane, as described.

5. A sugar-cane planting machine consisting of a wagon or cart having a central longitudinal opening through the frame, a platform for the operators to stand on, and a double series of posts on each side of the longitudinal opening, in combination with a pivoted frame, having a planting-roller and a covering device, for the purposes described.

6. In a sugar-cane planter, the combination of a three-wheeled vehicle or wagon having a longitudinal opening through the center with a pivoted frame, having one or more pivoted guiding-bars, and a planting roller and covering device, as and for the purposes described.

7. In a wagon or cart for planting sugarcane, substantially as specified, the combination of the pivoted frame, carrying the planting-roller and the covering device, with a rope and pulley, secured to the upright posts, as described, for raising and lowering the planting wheel or roller and the covering device, substantially as specified.

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