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I was told about a machine one time that took and turned a ear of corn into "coins" to feed cattle. Depending on how fast you turned the crank, the ear of corn would be cut into coins 3/8" on up, and would drop out into a bucket. It was described to me as looking like a upright corn sheller. Does anybody have a machine like this or know anything about them? I'm thinking about hunting one down. The guy that told me about it said his father had one. I'll see if I can get a hold of him and see what else he can tell me about it.

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Several companies made them.

I have an all cast iron one in the back yard. It is foot powered and needs a flywheel (s spoke one is missing several spokes and was very poorly welded, but broke when moving it.) I will post photos tonight. It does 2 ears at a time.

Mine looks like this, but with a damaged flywheel:


Enterprise in Sandwich,IL made


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Hello,
The Chanticleer is interesting because I live in LaCrosse Ks. the Barbed Wire Capital of the World, and Jacob Haish (1826-1926) was one of the first barbed wire makers. We had a wire collector, at the yearly wire collectors show, that had a model of a Haish engine and that was a big deal with all of the wire collectors, so big, I was glad I didn't have a real engine in my collection, as I would of had to beat them off with a stick! They where impressed with my 1947 IHC LB grinding corn though.

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