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Australian Sheep Shearer

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Among machines of general intop i that attracted much attention at l ■ Royal show lately held at Doncastei, Englaud, was an Australian "compref ■ ed air" sheep shearing machine. This implement is worked by compressed air instead of belting or gearing, as is usual in power worked gheep shearing machines. It is for shearing or clipping animáis, or for cutting hair, and consists essentially of a shearing mechanism held in the hand, and actuated by air or other convenient fluid pressure supplied (through flexible or elastic piping) from a suitable power driven air compressor. The machine, of which the first cut gives a general idea and the second shows the constructionof the cutting mechanism and manner of holding it, consists of a reciprocating doublé pistoned engine having a suitable air valve which controls it action, the piston being connected to a lever which moves the cutter, the cntter being made with several teeth, as is usual in clipping machines.


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Ann Arbor Register