The search tool I always used was www.freepatentsonline.com. I'll go through the searches I tried.
Searching for "bale"
When I search all documents dated between 1840 and 1895, I only find 5 that mention baling, bale, or baler.
All 5 documents name Peter Dederick of Loudonville, New York. Here is a sample of these docs.
Searching for "John E. French"
When I search all documents for John E. French or John Enos French (with no time only two results come up.
Of these two results, only one has a PDF available. This patent is for a "Combination Shade and Curtain Bracket" and was issued in 1903 to John E. French, resident of Keuka Park, New York. This doesn't sound like your John E. French. The other document is German and is dated 1963, so this doesn't sound like your John E. French either.
Some Searching Tips
I have a vague memory of studying for the patent bar and reading that, in older times, only one person was allowed to be named to a patent as inventor. (This was 8 years ago, so I'll let others verify this too in the comments.) If this is indeed the case, then you might keep an eye out for patent documents relating to bale which don't list John French. Maybe it's worth looking through those 5 documents from the first search.
If none of the 5 documents naming Peter Dederick are a match, then unfortunately I don't think you'll find a patent document containing your drawing.
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