A great quantity of fuel, in the form of half-burnt cinders and small cool, is wasted in every household. To save the greatest part of this, S. Adams, of Boston, Mass., has invented a cinder and coal sifter, consisting of a circular riddle attached to a spindle, which can be rotated by hand, and passes through a cover, by whose means it can be placed on the top of the ash barrel, and the dust sifted into it, while the unburnt cinders and small coal are saved. It was patented Sept. 8, 1857. It is a very useful article.
This article was originally published with the title "Coal and Cinder Sifter" in Scientific American 13, 21, 168 (January 1858)