Stripper (agriculture)

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Stripper was a type of harvesting machine common in Australia in the late 19th and early 20th century.wikipedia
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Stripper was a type of harvesting machine common in Australia in the late 19th and early 20th century.

John Wrathall Bull

John Ridley is now accepted as its inventor, though John Wrathall Bull argued strongly for the credit.
Bull was known for his creation of the agricultural stripping machine which he developed but was controversially beaten to the title of the inventor by John Ridley.

Hugh Victor McKay

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Notable manufacturers were Sunshine Harvester, J. and D. Shearer and Mellor Bros. (who specialised in "bike strippers", ie.
With his brother John and his father he built a prototype stripper-harvester by January 1885 and patented the Sunshine Harvester on 24 March 1885, which revolutionised wheat harvesting and sold throughout the world.

John Ridley (inventor)

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John Ridley is now accepted as its inventor, though John Wrathall Bull argued strongly for the credit.

Wheat

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The stripper plucks the ears of grain (generally wheat) without winnowing, and leaving the straw standing.

Winnowing

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The stripper plucks the ears of grain (generally wheat) without winnowing, and leaving the straw standing.

Ox

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The first strippers were drawn by bullocks and consisted of a large, wheeled, box-like machine with a row of spiked prongs in front and with a long pole at the back of the machine for steering.

Reaper

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It had the advantage over the early reaper machines in being able to reap more quickly (of benefit in a hot climate) and having fewer components subject to wearing out.

Chaff

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A stripper-harvester also winnowed the grain, removing the chaff.

Mellor Brothers

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Notable manufacturers were Sunshine Harvester, J. and D. Shearer and Mellor Bros. (who specialised in "bike strippers", ie.

Combine harvester

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A parallel development in Australia saw the development of the stripper based on the Gallic stripper, by John Ridley and others in South Australia by 1843.

Harvester case

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In implementing this policy, the Commonwealth government introduced two bills, that would become the Customs Tariff Act 1906, and the Excise Tariff Act 1906, Higgins was a member of the Australian Parliament and spoke in support of the bills that imposed custom and excise duties that were payable on certain agricultural machinery, including stripper harvesters.

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The Commonwealth government introduced two bill that would become the Customs Tariff Act 1906, and the Excise Tariff Act 1906, Both Isaacs and Higgins spoke in support of the bills that imposed custom and excise duties that were payable on certain agricultural machinery, including stripper harvesters.

Thomas Hudson Beare (pioneer)

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He supported his brother-in-law John Wrathall Bull in his claim against John Ridley as the true inventor of the stripper, having built the prototype.

Cowley's pie cart

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She married Thomas Cowley, one of those closely involved with John Ridley's invention of the stripper.