April 5, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page)
A New Invention !
I procured a patent the 9th Jan., for my Machine to measure Cotton Bagging and Carpeting, which the owners of gins, and retail merchants need to save labor and do away with the trouble of rolling the bagging off on the muddy streets, and the carpets on the dirty floor. With this machine you can measure 100 yards within five minutes’ time. A boy seven years old can execute the work easily. From the present prospect, millions will be sold South.
Offers have been made for the patent right, and to give enterprising men an opportunity to purchase, I will leave the sale open for other bidders 90 days. 100 or more testimonials can be given that the measuring is done accurately. For particulars, address
Scotland Neck, N.C.