Sugar Cane Stripping Device
A device that strips sugar cane of its leaves. The stripper consists of a wooden handle, to one end of which are fastened two curved, flexible, dull blades, so arranged that they easily spring apart to admit the stalk between them. By a thrust against the stalk it slips into the space made by the curve in the blades; then a downward stroke removes the leaves from each side of the plant.
Duggar, J. F. Southern Field Crops (New York, NY: MacMillan Company, 1911) 509