File MS-14-43, MS-14, Box 134, Folder 3 - Poultry plucking machine patent

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Poultry plucking machine patent

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MS-14-43, MS-14, Box 134, Folder 3

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  • 1944 (Creation)
    Banting, Angus

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11 pages

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(Edward) Angus Banting was born in Alliston, Ontario on January 19, 1908. He earned a Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) from the Ontario Agricultural College (Guelph, Ontario) in 1933, and a Diploma in Education in 1934. He taught high school in Beamsville, Ontario from 1934-1937 before moving to Nova Scotia to be the head of Agricultural Engineering at the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture. He was also the first professor of Agricultural Engineering at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. He was a founding member of the Canadian Farm Building Plan Service in Truro. In 1952 he left NSAC to teach at MacDonald College (McGill) in Montreal. He was the Director of the diploma course from 1960-1963 at MacDonald College. He retired in 1963 and passed away March 9, 1966. He helped developed agricultural engineering in Nova Scotia, was a leader in land drainage and marshland reclamation. He also developed a chicken plucking machine that was patented on July 4, 1944 that made it easier for everyone to use items from home to build their own machines. It was very popular. Angus Banting was the nephew of Sir Frederick Banting, who invented insulin for diabetes. Angus also has a building named after him at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College.

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File contains a poultry plucking machine patent that was issued on July 4th, 1944 to Angus Edward Banting, Truro, NS. Banting signed all his rights, title and interest of the invention over to the Department of Agriculture and Marketing of the Province of Nova Scotia.

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Preferred citation: Poultry plucking machine patent, MS-14-43, Box 134, Folder 3, Dalhousie University Archives, Agricola Archives, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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2017-11-21 (created)
November 2020 (revised)

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  • Box: MS-14-43, MS-14, Box 134