Abstract: The invention comprises a machine for cleaning various crops such as peanuts and separating debris therefrom which may be easily transported to the field when such crops are harvested. The machine includes a unique conveyor which is formed of spaced rods mounted on endless chains in a manner so that the spaces may be selectively varied. The conveyor is vibrated as it carries the crop and debris from a feeding hopper to a discharge chute.
Abstract: The invention comprises of a spraying attachment for tractor type lawn mowers which is readily attached thereto and removed therefrom. The attachment includes a hitch which is connected to the hitch mechanism provided on tractor type mowers. The spraying mechanism includes a carriage, a reservoir for liquid to be sprayed, a nozzle or nozzles secured on the carriage, a hand manipulated sprayer and controls removably secured to the hood of the tractor.
Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus which is adapted to be attached to conventional ground tillers such as the "Roto-Tiller" to prevent the build-up of grass and weeds around the drive shaft of the tines. The invention comprises a plurality of stationary blades mounted on the drive shaft gear box in a manner so as to cut grass and weeds before they become wound around the drive shaft.
Abstract: This invention relates to a router guide in general and in particular to a router guide which can follow the edge of a piece of wood whether it be straight or curved to provide a groove in the wood spaced from the edge of the wood. The guide includes an adjustable roller to engage the edge of the wood so that the distanace of the groove from the edge of the wood is quickly and easily varied.
Abstract: This invention relates to a collapsible boat wherein the sections are formed in a manner that they may be stacked to facilitate transporting the boat. Also the structure of the sections are such that the boat may be easily and readily assembled and is waterproof when fully assembled.
Abstract: This invention relates to an emergency kit comprising a signaling device which is adapted to be supported on a window of a vehicle and which is collapsible for insertion into a container for storage in a convenient location in a vehicle.
Abstract: The disclosed invention is a solar still utilizing recirculating air driven by natural convection to evaporate pure water from saline water. The pure water evaporated into the air is removed by a condenser and the condenser also cools the air thereby causing its density to increase. The air density difference within the still, due to temperature differences, causes the air to flow in the desired pattern. This natural convection may be augmented by a fan or fans, if desired, to increase the output of the still. The same air is continuously circulated thereby reducing the thermal losses that occur when moist air is removed from the still. A recirculating pump is the only mechanical device required when the still is in the natural convection mode of operation.
Abstract: Thin-line solar energy collectors are disclosed. The solar collectors of this invention function by internally redirecting incident light to the periphery of the collector where it is absorbed by a heat transfer fluid. This is accomplished by reducing the angular dispersion of the incident light with a high index of refraction glass, reflecting the light from wedge shaped surfaces and then transporting the light to the periphery of the collector module via total internal reflection. A typical collector is made up of a plurality of glass modules mounted in a frame through which the heat transfer fluid is circulated. Each individual glass module is a collector designed in accordance with this invention and is typically 3/8 inches thick by 11/2 inches wide by 3 feet long.
Abstract: The invention comprises an ottoman with means for automatically elevating the cushioned top of the ottoman to any desired height. The ottoman includes remote control means for actuating the elevating means.
Abstract: This invention relates to a flow regulating device which may be readily installed in a water line to reduce the volume of water flowing therethrough resulting in a substantial savings in water consumption.
Abstract: A feather duster being adapted to be retracted into a protective casing and having the feathers arranged in such a manner so as to create a static electrical charge on the feathers which results in a more efficient gathering of dust.
Abstract: A meat product free of nitrite, nitrates, vegetable matter, or any similar preservative or filler matter is produced by grinding small pieces of pork belly to form an emulsion and adding a cure mixture; curing the resultant emulsion for a predetermined period on the order of not less than 1/2 hour or more than 6 hours and thereafter placing the cured emulsion into molds and slowly cooking the product at varying temperatures. The molded product is thereafter chilled to approximately the freeze point of distilled water, i.e., 28.degree. to 30.degree. F. The bacon product may be formed solely of natural ingredients and natural sweetners to eliminate a sugar normally employed in the processed product. If desired, the bacon product may be molded and marketed without cooking.