Chicken picking machine

  • US 3,197,809 A
  • Filed: 08/20/1963
  • Issued: 08/03/1965
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/11/1959
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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2. IN A POULTRY PICKING MACHINE, A PICKING FRAME, A PLURALITY OF FINGER SUPPORTS MOUNTED ON SAID PICKING FRAME AND ROTATABLE ABOUT AXES OF ROTATION ORIENTED TOWARD POULTRY CARRIED ALONG A PREDETERMINED PATH, MEANS FOR ROTATING SAID PLURALITY OF FINGER SUPPORTS ABOUT THEIR AXES OF ROTATION, FLEXIBLE FINGERS MOUNTED ON EACH OF SAID FINGER SUPPORTS AND BENDABLE AWAY FROM THE AXIS OF ROTATION OF EACH OF SAID FINGER SUPPORTS BY CENTRIFUGAL FORCE TO ENGAGE SAID POULTRY WHILE ORIENTED ACROSS A CIRCLE CONCENTRIC WITH SAID AXIS FOR PICKING FEATHERS FROM POULTRY CARRIED ALONG THE SAID PREDETERMINED PATH.

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