KIng Suction Machine

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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.


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


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