from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In mech.: The bar of a boring-machine which carries the cutter a in a slot formed diametrically through the bar, the cutter being fixed by a key b, as shown in the figure.
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This cutter is supported on what he terms guards, which are attached to the front edge of the platform or cutter-bar (as termed by Hussey), one every three inches the whole width of the machine, projecting horizontally in front about six or eight inches.
Abandoned implements littered the dooryard; a rusted hay rake with one wheel gone, a broken mower with cutter-bar drunkenly erect, and the front trucks of a dilapidated wagon.
Two small, slouchily built stacks of weather-stained hay occupied a fenced-off enclosure, beside which, with no attempt to protect them from the weather, stood a dish-wheeled hay rake, and a rusty mowing machine, its cutter-bar buried in weeds.
The basic idea in the reaper, the cutter-bar, is the whole of the mower, and the machine developed with the reaper.
This machine does not cut the wheat close to the ground, but the cutter-bar, over twenty-five feet in length, takes off the heads.
Knowles, an employee of the Patent Office, invented the hinged cutter-bar, which could be lifted over an obstruction, but never patented the invention.
When the cutter-bar of the mower is tilted upward, the danger of smothering is reduced.
A second clipping will be required later, with cutter-bar tilted well upward.
A sort of box attachment may be fastened to the cutter-bar of the mower, which will enable the workmen to leave the hay in sheaves, but to do this an additional hand is wanted to rake or pitch off the sheaves.
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