Peteler locust crushing machine

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The Peteler locust crushing machine was a horse drawn device used to trap and kill locusts. Locusts were a serious hazard to agriculture in the 1800’s; this device was one of many used in an attempt to cut back on overwhelming locust populations.


Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the year 1877 (Washington, District of Columbia: Government Printing Office, 1878) Plate V, after page 264


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