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Ronning Ensilage Harvester

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Description Ronning Ensilage Harvester patented by Andrean and Adolph Ronning of Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1918 (US patent 1485201). Manufactured by the American Harvester Company, also of Minneapolis. This horse-drawn corn silage harvester is a combination of a corn binder and silo filler, with its cutter head powered by a Le Roi gasoline engine. The Ronning harvester is an improvement on a harvester developed three years earlier by Joseph Weigel of South Dakota. The first field corn silage harvester was patented in 1892 by Iowan Charles C. Fenno.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 120 inches length
84 inches width
58 inches height
Nomenclature Combine
Creation Made by: American Harvester Company
Patented by: Ronning, Adolph
Patented by: Ronning, Andrean G
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Agriculture, Horticulture & Gardening
Dates Creation: 1918 Patent date
Creation: Not earlier than 1918 - Approximately 1920

Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1986.195.1

User Comments

  • Erica Hartmann on May 23, 2012 09:41:22 AM

    Here are the digitized patent documents: http://www.google.com/patents/US1161252 They have this patent (1161252) filed Jul 14, 1913 and the issue date as Nov 23, 1915 This is consistent with Kate Roberts' MN150 research and the MNopedia article based on it: http://www.mnopedia.org/thing/ronning-ensilage-harvester

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