Sheep-shearing Machine Patented

It was James Highen of Melbourne, Australia, who patented the first Sheep-shearing machine in 1868. It was not until 1888 when the first practical sheep-shearer was used at the Dunlop Station and it was patented by Frank Wolseley and John Howard.

Additional Information:

  • Sheep shearing – Wikipedia
    Sheep shearing is the process by which the woollen fleece of a sheep is cut off. The person who removes the sheep’s wool is called a shearer.

Date:
      1868
Name(s):
      James Highen
Occupation:
      Patent Owner
Machine:
      Sheep-shearing machine
Location:
      Melbourne, Australia

Date:
      1888
Name(s):
      Frank Wolseley
      John Howard
Occupation:
      Patent Owner
Machine:
      Sheep-shearer
Location:
      The Dunlop Station


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