Monday, September 26, 2005

Chaff Cutter

This is one of two Chaff Cutters at Beck Isle Museum, Pickering. I was particularly interested in them as my great grandfather (Harry Long) on my father's side was a 'Chaff Cutter's Labourer' in 1914, when my grandmother (Evelyn Dorothy Louisa) was born. One of the machines was made in by Maldon Iron Works, Maldon, Essex, not too far from Tottenham (north London) where the Long family lived. So Harry may have easily have used this model of machine! Apparently they were in production from the 1860s to the 1940s.


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