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Oil Press Mat. (open access)

Oil Press Mat.

Patent for a new and improved oil press mat. This design "relates to mats between which cakes of ground cotton or other oil-yielding seed are held while being subjected to the action of the press which separates the oil from the cakes. The invention has for its object to provide certain improvements in the construction of such mats, whereby they are made more efficient and durable than those in general use" (lines 9-17).
Date: May 1, 1883
Creator: Mann, Frederic C. & Schumacher, Henry
System: The Portal to Texas History