This is a simple contrivance, and yet one of utility, for in the ordinary ferules of rake heads, the braces have either been riveted to it, or fastened by screws, and this improvement consists in casting them in one piece, thus forming a strong and cheap rake head. i In our engraving, A is the handle, and the ferule, with its braces, C, cast in one piece, and D is the rake, all formed of cast iron. It was patented on the 6th of October, 1857, by its inventors, A. A. and A. Hotchkiss, of Sharon Valley, Ct., from whom all further information may be obtained, or by addressing Hotchkiss Sons, of the same place.
This article was originally published with the title "Hotchkiss Rake Head" in Scientific American 13, 11, 84 (November 1857)