A great quantity of fruit is spoiled in the gathering, by being allowed to drop on the ground, or else the tree is much injured when they are violently pulled off by hand, as the small branches are liable to be broken. This simple little device, cheap and light, is one of the best we have seen foi" gathering fruit, neither spoiling it or damaging the tree. Any child can use it, and every one who gathers fruit should. It consists of a light frame of cast iron, B, to which a bag is stitched, and it is placed on a pole, A. In recesses at each end of B is placed a small cutter, c and e, so that all the operator has to do is to pass the device round the fruit, and in pulling it down or pushing Zl it up, the knife cuts the stalk of the fruit, | C which drops undamaged into the bag. The jpj fruit gathering season is coming on, aad all who want to know more concerning this convenient little assistant to the orchard labors, should apply to the inventor, F. Goodwin, of Astoria, L. I. A patent was obtained November 10, 1857. They are for sale by Belcher &Haviland, 246 Pearl st., New York.
This article was originally published with the title "Goodwin's Fruit Gatherer"