Nut Branding Machine Stamps 30,000 Pounds Per Day (Oct, 1931)
Nut Branding Machine Stamps 30,000 Pounds Per Day
CALIFORNIA walnut growers stamp a distinctive brand on choice holiday nuts by use of a unique automatic mechanical device which brands 30,000 pounds of nuts per day.
The walnuts flow by gravity into a small metal hopper and are fed onto an endless conveyor of metallic plates, each having nine depressions arranged in a long row. The “pocketed” nuts then pass beneath a roller which consists of nine bars between which the rubber branding devices are fastened. As each row of walnuts glides past, nine stamps press down upon the shells, stamping them with the trade mark.