BLOOMING GROVE MAN INVENTS NEW REVOLVING GIN RIB
F. B. Cumpston of Blooming Grove, has invented a revolving
gin rib, which was given a thorough trial last week and according to those who
were present at the demonstration the new device gave absolute satisfaction. The
revolving gin is said to have a great advantage over the old stationary rib as
it makes a better sample and docs not nap the cotton, gins faster and cuts from
five to six more pounds to the hundred pounds of seed cotton than the old way of
This new invention has not given one minute of trouble, Mr. Cumpston stated, and
it has been doing practical work all week.
Several prominent men including ginners and bankers have visited Blooming Grove
to see the gin in operation among thorn being Joe Kit, oil mill man of Frost; M.
G. Young and J. D. Stokes of Dallas.
Mr, Cumpston has invented several labor saving devices for gin and farming
machinery, including the automatic gin packer, cotton cleaner and automatic
cotton compress which he has sold to the Continental Gin Company of Dallas. As
yet no arrangements have been made by Mr. Cumpston as to what disposition he
will make of his latest invention.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, October 23, 1922
Submitted by Diane Richards
Feb 25, 1879 -
Sep 7, 1962
F. B. Cumpston
Sept 8 (Spl) — Frederick
B. Cumpston, 83, native of
Blooming Grove, died in a Waco rest
arrangements are pending advices
from relatives. Cumpston was a
long-time employee of Murray Gin
Company in Dallas and is
credited with the invention of
the revolving rib in gin stands.
three sons, Curtis Cumpston, Dallas;
Kermit Cumpston, Blooming
Grove, and Mike Cumpston,
Waco; two daughters, Mrs.
Nellie Mae Williams, Grapeland, and Mrs.
E. L. Vick, Houston; a
brother Frank Cumpston, Blooming Grove; a sister, Mrs. Mary Lewis, Washington, and
McCormick's Funeral Service directs.
F. B. Cumpston Rites Sunday
BLOOMING GROVE Sept. 10 (Spl.)—Funeral services were held at the First Methodist
church here Sunday at 2 p.m. for Frederick B. Cumpston, 83, who died Friday in
Conducting was the Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor, and burial was in the Rose Hill
Cumpston was a former veteran employe of the Murray Gin company in Dallas.
Surviving are three sons, Curtis Cumpston, Dallas; Kermit Cumpston, Blooming
Grove, and Mike Cumpston, Waco; two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Mae Williams,
Grapeland, and Mrs. E. L. Vick, Houston; a brother, Frank Cumpston, Blooming
Grove; a sister, Mrs. Mary Lewis, Washington, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were W. P. Orme, Carl Daniel, R. Bruce McCormick, Sam Carroll, Drew
Gillen and Carl Pritchard.
McCormick’s Funeral Service directed.
Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming
Grove, Navarro County, Texas
Photo by Jeanna Chowning