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Leinster Leader, July 7th 1956

Kildare Man’s Invention



A young Kildare man with an inventive turn of mind has completed a vehicle which he claims will cut the farmers work in half, also his expenses. The inventor is Mr. Anthony C. Muldowney, Nurney, a former County Kildare champion cyclist. In its first stage the vehicle is a trailer; it goes at the back of cars or tractors and does all the work of a trailer. With the turn of a few screws the vehicle becomes a hand cart suitable for every carting job around a farm. Next, and most useful stage, is that of a baler. The cart can be secured to a tractor or combine and as the baled straw is ejected it is piled in two stacks on the baler. Then, with a slight pressure of the foot on the lever the baler leaves the stack of baled straw on the field. Responding to a demand from farmers Mr. Muldowney had put his invention on the market and is now doing a brisk trade in his ingenious invention.

The Leinster Leader of 7th July 1956 reports on Kildare Man's invention.  Our thanks to Roy O'Brien.

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