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Filed: Aug. 4, 1908
Issued: Feb. 9, 1909
Inventor: Edward Nicholas
In 1901, Edward Nicholas received a patent for a device that offered improvements to time printing machines. In his patent, he described the invention as follows:
"More specifically the invention consists of a delivery tube or shell having a stationary pivotal gate and an adjustable gate adapted to be normally held by springs at different locations within the tube or shell accordingly as it might be desired to dispense different quantities of commodities and at the same time indicate the amount of the commodity thus weighed at different prices per pound."
Image taken from U.S. Patent 911,750 - Digitized by Google