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CHRISTCHURCH, September 26.

Mr C. Chinnery, flax mill proprietor, Rangiora, has perfected an appliance for dressing phormium tenax to a quality as fine as silk, and has applied for a patent. The machine embraces .improvements in feeding the rollers of the strippers, and in the table for removing the stripped flax, and it comprises in the same machine all the requisite parts to turn the flax out dressed, only requiring two men to attend it. It will turn out three tons per day. BLENHEIM, September 26.

The Rev. T. S. Grace’s flax fibre dryer, newly patented, has just been tried and proved a success.

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THE FLAX INDUSTRY., Issue 8022, 26 September 1889

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THE FLAX INDUSTRY. Issue 8022, 26 September 1889

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