Patented on October 14, 1952, Briosis "Beet Lifter" was a carriage
outfitted with adjustable wheels that could be raised or
lowered in order
to lift beets from the ground into the machine. It revolutionized the
sugar beet harvesting industry.
The following is a portion of a poem Briosi wrote
detailing his experience as an inventor.
Then came the harvester, built with great care,
It worked like a charm and the market was there.
So we plunged right ahead, with our backs to the wall,
With never a thought, could be in for a fall.
The press and the farmers were sure on our side,
and even the factory got on for the ride.
The signs were all with us, just couldnt go wrong,
Soon wed be rich, and it wouldnt take long.
All over the world the patents were sent.
And what did we get?
Not a ruddy red cent!!!"
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