Today in 1965, US Patent 3195445 A was issued, an invention of Sidney S. Meisler, for his “Bale Press.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary:
This invention relates to baling presses and more particularly to a novel baling press for forming bales and applying a number of tie wires therewith.
It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide apparatus for recompressing hops into cylindrical bales confined against expansion by plural bands supplied by a powered strapping machine, thus materially increasing the speed with which finished bales may be completed and therefore materially decreasing the cost of so doing.
A further object of the present invention lies in the provision of an improved pair of complemental shaping dies by means of which a band may be caused to encircle a bale contained in the fully closed mating dies by passing the band thereabout from one side of the bale press.
Another object of the present invention lies in the provision of an improved bale press having a pair of complemental shaping dies which, when in said mating position, provide complemental ways through which bale banding material may be passed by a power strapping machine.