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Fish Sorter - Rome Fish Hatchery - Rome, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 43° 15.824 W 075° 26.224
18T E 464528 N 4790195
Quick Description: 1940's-era fish sorter on display at the Rome Fish Hatchery.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2015 11:42:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMQ0BE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:
In the days before fish food pellets, fish were fed ground meat. Unfortunately, the differing sizes of meat resulted in differing sizes of fingerlings. The sorter was used to separate the small fish from the larger ones, thereby preventing cannibalism and improving inventory accuracy.

The sorter was placed in a tank and mechanically rocked to separate the different sizes.
Type of Machine: Fish Sorter

Year the machine was built: 1940

Year the machine was put on display: 2000

Is there online documentation for this machine: [Web Link]

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