patent number 3665689
A harvester for removing pods from okra stalks or the like. A pair of endless chains are mounted on sprockets in a cutting unit supported by a mobile unit, the chains having plates with angular notches on their inner, meeting course. Each pair of opposed plates close upon the stalk forming a ring around the same and the plates move upwardly on the stalk, and rearwardly, as the mobile unit moves forwardly thus removing the pods from the stalks.
Clemson University (Clemson, SC)