The object of the invention here illustrated is to make a horse rake of simpler construction than those hereto-fure in use. This is accomplished by making the axle-tree serve sis the rake head, and by supporting the seat on the shafts which rest upon the hubs of the wheels.The engraving represents the construction of the rake so plainly as to be intelligible almost without any explanation. The iron teeth properly bent, are inserted into the long axletree which passes through the wheels and extends outward beyond them on both sides of the carriage. The mode of fastening the shafts to the hubs is shown in Fig. 2. The hul> is made with a cylindrical portion, n, extending on the inner side, which pauses through a metallic loop, b, seemed to the lower side of the shaft. The se.it is supported by metallic springs fastened to the shafts. A lever, c. Fig. 1, is rigidly secured to tl:o axle fur turning tip the teeth when the window is reached. Thus a very light, coin-pact and simple hay rake is produced. The patent for this invention was granted (through the Scientific American Patent Agency) on October 2, I8G0 ; and further information in relation to it may be obtained by addressing the inventor, S. J. Homan, at Waiden, N. y.
This article was originally published with the title "Improved Horse Rake" in Scientific American 3, 25new, 392 (December 1860)