AN ACT giving to the owner of a threshing machine a lien upon wheat or grain threshed.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That the owner of a threshing machine shall have a first lien upon any wheat or other grain threshed by him with said threshing machine to the full amount of his claim or bill for threshing the same; and, if any chattel mortgage, or other lien or claim of any kind whatsoever, be placed upon any such wheat or other grain, either before or after the same is threshed, as aforesaid, then, and in any such event, such chattel mortgage or other lien or claim, as aforesaid, shall always be subject to such claim for threshing; and, in case of the sale of any such wheat or other grain, upon any claim whatsoever, the claim for threshing the same shall be paid out of the proceeds of any such sale, before any part of such proceeds of such sale is applied to any other claim. Provided, however, that nothing in this Act shall effect in any manner the validity or priority of any lien of any kind placed upon any wheat or other grain prior to the approval of this Act.
Section 2. That it shall be unlawful for any person to take, remove or carry away from the premises where it is threshed, any wheat or other grain, upon which there is a lien of any kind, without the written consent of the owner of the threshing machine by which such wheat or other grain is threshed as aforesaid, or without first paying in full such claim or bill for threshing the same, as aforesaid.
Section 3. Any person violating the provisions of this Act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof before any Justice of the Peace, shall be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than One Hundred Dollars for each offense.
Approved April 7, A. D. 1927.