KIng Suction Machine
The King Suction Machine was considered one of the most effective locust extermination machines of its time. It employed a revolving fan to vacuum locusts into a crushing chamber, then ejected their carcasses back down into the soil.
KeywordsKing Suction Machine, horse drawn machine, king suction machine in use, early pest control, locust control
Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the year 1877 (Washington, District of Columbia: Government Printing Office, 1878) Plate VI, after page 264