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Image of 1975.226.001 - Coburn Branding Iron, c. 1872-1916. Cylindrical metal rod extends length of tool.  Metal rod splits into three metal tongs.  Three metal tongs attach to rounded, C-shaped brand.  Top of metal handle is shaped in a ring.  Cylindrical rod is slightly curved from use.

1975.226.001 - Coburn Branding Iron, c. 1872-1916. Cylindrical metal rod extends length of tool. Metal rod splits into three metal tongs. Three metal tongs attach to rounded, C-shaped brand. Top of metal handle is shaped in a ring. Cylindrical rod is slightly curved from use.

Coburn Branding Iron, c. 1872-1916. Cylindrical metal rod extends length of tool. Metal rod splits into three metal tongs. Three metal tongs attach to rounded, C-shaped brand. Top of metal handle is shaped in a ring. Cylindrical rod is slightly curved from use.

Image of 1976.151.001 - Hay Hook, c. 1880-1900.  Hook has a solid iron hook with a pointed end that is affixed to a slightly bulbous cylindrical oak wooden handle through the center.

1976.151.001 - Hay Hook, c. 1880-1900. Hook has a solid iron hook with a pointed end that is affixed to a slightly bulbous cylindrical oak wooden handle through the center.

Hay Hook, c. 1880-1900. Hook has a solid iron hook with a pointed end that is affixed to a slightly bulbous cylindrical oak wooden handle through the center.

Image of 1976.151.002 - Hay Hook, c. 1880-1900.  Hook has a solid iron hook with a pointed end that is affixed to a slightly bulbous cylindrical oak wooden handle through the center.  Wooden handle is split into two sections mounted to either side of hook top end so that handle spins when hook is in use.

1976.151.002 - Hay Hook, c. 1880-1900. Hook has a solid iron hook with a pointed end that is affixed to a slightly bulbous cylindrical oak wooden handle through the center. Wooden handle is split into two sections mounted to either side of hook top end so that handle spins when hook is in use.

Hay Hook, c. 1880-1900. Hook has a solid iron hook with a pointed end that is affixed to a slightly bulbous cylindrical oak wooden handle through the center. Wooden handle is split into two sections mounted to either side of hook top end so that handle spins when hook is in use.

Image of 1997.020.001 - Oliver 33 steel-beam walking plow has a steel beam that is painted red.  Oak handles with clear varnish have two wooden dowel cross-bars.  Beam is affixed to blade with red-painted parts and a red steel angled cross-bar is just above blade for support.

1997.020.001 - Oliver 33 steel-beam walking plow has a steel beam that is painted red. Oak handles with clear varnish have two wooden dowel cross-bars. Beam is affixed to blade with red-painted parts and a red steel angled cross-bar is just above blade for support.

Oliver 33 steel-beam walking plow has a steel beam that is painted red. Oak handles with clear varnish have two wooden dowel cross-bars. Beam is affixed to blade with red-painted parts and a red steel angled cross-bar is just above blade for support.

Image of 1997.020.002 - Wood-beam walking plow is made in the John Deere style.  It has a solid oak beam and handles with clear varnish; steel blade attachment, wheel, wheel mount and vertical bracket for mounting rigging are painted green.  Steel cross bar and angle rod that connects handles to beam are painted red.

1997.020.002 - Wood-beam walking plow is made in the John Deere style. It has a solid oak beam and handles with clear varnish; steel blade attachment, wheel, wheel mount and vertical bracket for mounting rigging are painted green. Steel cross bar and angle rod that connects handles to beam are painted red.

Wood-beam walking plow is made in the John Deere style. It has a solid oak beam and handles with clear varnish; steel blade attachment, wheel, wheel mount and vertical bracket for mounting rigging are painted green. Steel cross bar and angle rod that connects handles to beam are painted red.

Image of 1997.020.003 - Seeder is in pieces.  Steel or iron parts attached to wooden unfinished handles include a wheel, rod and brackets.  Large metal front wheel is not attached.  No basket to hold seed is present.  An aluminum metal corner bracket extends most of the length of the right handle.

1997.020.003 - Seeder is in pieces. Steel or iron parts attached to wooden unfinished handles include a wheel, rod and brackets. Large metal front wheel is not attached. No basket to hold seed is present. An aluminum metal corner bracket extends most of the length of the right handle.

Seeder is in pieces. Steel or iron parts attached to wooden unfinished handles include a wheel, rod and brackets. Large metal front wheel is not attached. No basket to hold seed is present. An aluminum metal corner bracket extends most of the length of the right handle.

Image of 1999.106.002 - Small walking cultivator has large 8-spoked iron wheel in front, small 5 prong cultivator in back and two oak wooden handles with curved grips and wooden dowel cross bar.  Handles are mounted to wheel and cultivator by flat iron bar brackets.  Used for weeding; it pops out weeds you do not want.

1999.106.002 - Small walking cultivator has large 8-spoked iron wheel in front, small 5 prong cultivator in back and two oak wooden handles with curved grips and wooden dowel cross bar. Handles are mounted to wheel and cultivator by flat iron bar brackets. Used for weeding; it pops out weeds you do not want.

Small walking cultivator has large 8-spoked iron wheel in front, small 5 prong cultivator in back and two oak wooden handles with curved grips and wooden dowel cross bar. Handles are mounted to wheel and cultivator by flat iron bar brackets. Used for weeding; it pops out weeds you do not want.

Image of 2008.119 - Corn Seeder, 1893. Wooden corn seeder has a red painted finish. The base of the vertical wooden piece is hinged with a spring to another wooden piece. A disk inside the bottom of the cylinder spins revealing holes beneath that allow seeds to pass through when compressed. The canister is attached to the small wooden piece by a rod. Similar rods attach to a kick plate that are affixed to the small wooden piece on the other side. At the top of the large wooden piece a bulbous handle with an unfinished wooden grip and a metal interior extends perpendicularly out the back. Beneath the cylinder is another metal piece with an opening through which seeds are dropped. Front of large wood piece is stenciled with "THE AMERICAN  /  STANDARD." in black paint.

2008.119 - Corn Seeder, 1893. Wooden corn seeder has a red painted finish. The base of the vertical wooden piece is hinged with a spring to another wooden piece. A disk inside the bottom of the cylinder spins revealing holes beneath that allow seeds to pass through when compressed. The canister is attached to the small wooden piece by a rod. Similar rods attach to a kick plate that are affixed to the small wooden piece on the other side. At the top of the large wooden piece a bulbous handle with an unfinished wooden grip and a metal interior extends perpendicularly out the back. Beneath the cylinder is another metal piece with an opening through which seeds are dropped. Front of large wood piece is stenciled with "THE AMERICAN / STANDARD." in black paint.

Corn Seeder, 1893. Wooden corn seeder has a red painted finish. The base of the vertical wooden piece is hinged with a spring to another wooden piece. A disk inside the bottom of the cylinder spins revealing holes beneath that allow seeds to pass through when compressed. The canister is attached to the small wooden piece by a rod. Similar rods attach to a kick plate that are affixed to the small wooden piece on the other side. At the top of the large wooden piece a bulbous handle with an unfinished wooden grip and a metal interior extends perpendicularly out the back. Beneath the cylinder is another metal piece with an opening through which seeds are dropped. Front of large wood piece is sten

Image of RF2009.005 - John Deer Two Row Two Horse-drawn Corn Seeder is made of wood and metal.  Horse tree in front is wood painted yellow attached to iron parts painted green.  Back iron seat and wheels are painted yellow.  Wheels have double rims with single spoke between them.  All other parts are green-painted metal.  In front of the wheels are two blades for creating grooves in the earth.  Above them are two metal buckets made of steel for holding corn seed.  Rotors at buckets' base spin to release corn for planting.  There is a spring-loaded lever in front of seat for controlling seed disbursement.  A yellow nylon rope is tied to front metal end of horse tree.  Large canisters indicate that this seeder was used for planting corn or other plants with large seeds.

RF2009.005 - John Deer Two Row Two Horse-drawn Corn Seeder is made of wood and metal. Horse tree in front is wood painted yellow attached to iron parts painted green. Back iron seat and wheels are painted yellow. Wheels have double rims with single spoke between them. All other parts are green-painted metal. In front of the wheels are two blades for creating grooves in the earth. Above them are two metal buckets made of steel for holding corn seed. Rotors at buckets' base spin to release corn for planting. There is a spring-loaded lever in front of seat for controlling seed disbursement. A yellow nylon rope is tied to front metal end of horse tree. Large canisters indicate that this seeder was used for planting corn or other plants with large seeds.

John Deer Two Row Two Horse-drawn Corn Seeder is made of wood and metal. Horse tree in front is wood painted yellow attached to iron parts painted green. Back iron seat and wheels are painted yellow. Wheels have double rims with single spoke between them. All other parts are green-painted metal. In front of the wheels are two blades for creating grooves in the earth. Above them are two metal buckets made of steel for holding corn seed. Rotors at buckets' base spin to release corn for planting. There is a spring-loaded lever in front of seat for controlling seed disbursement. A yellow nylon rope is tied to front metal end of horse tree. Large canisters indicate that this seeder was u

Image of RF2010.001 - John Deere wood-beam walking plow has a red painted beam, front wheel, cross bar and metal rod connecting handles to beam.  Metal part attaching blade to beam is painted green.  Handles are oak with a clear varnish.  Front double bracket has six holes on each side for attaching horse rigging.

RF2010.001 - John Deere wood-beam walking plow has a red painted beam, front wheel, cross bar and metal rod connecting handles to beam. Metal part attaching blade to beam is painted green. Handles are oak with a clear varnish. Front double bracket has six holes on each side for attaching horse rigging.

John Deere wood-beam walking plow has a red painted beam, front wheel, cross bar and metal rod connecting handles to beam. Metal part attaching blade to beam is painted green. Handles are oak with a clear varnish. Front double bracket has six holes on each side for attaching horse rigging.

Image of RF2010.002 - Iron hay rake has five curved pointed times and a long oak wooden handle.  There is an iron W-shaped rod mounted to base of handle and base of tines - possibly to connect to another piece of machinery?

RF2010.002 - Iron hay rake has five curved pointed times and a long oak wooden handle. There is an iron W-shaped rod mounted to base of handle and base of tines - possibly to connect to another piece of machinery?

Iron hay rake has five curved pointed times and a long oak wooden handle. There is an iron W-shaped rod mounted to base of handle and base of tines - possibly to connect to another piece of machinery?

Image of RF2010.003 - Large, flat, iron shovel with short oak wooden handle that has a two cylindrical shaft and a hand-carved U-shaped end with a D-shaped opening to form a handle grip.  It appears that iron rods have been inserted above and below handle opening for strength and support.

RF2010.003 - Large, flat, iron shovel with short oak wooden handle that has a two cylindrical shaft and a hand-carved U-shaped end with a D-shaped opening to form a handle grip. It appears that iron rods have been inserted above and below handle opening for strength and support.

Large, flat, iron shovel with short oak wooden handle that has a two cylindrical shaft and a hand-carved U-shaped end with a D-shaped opening to form a handle grip. It appears that iron rods have been inserted above and below handle opening for strength and support.

Image of RF2010.004 - Scythe has curved iron blade, painted red, with curved oak wooden handle.  Two perpendicular handle grips are mounted with iron rods and brackets near handle end.

RF2010.004 - Scythe has curved iron blade, painted red, with curved oak wooden handle. Two perpendicular handle grips are mounted with iron rods and brackets near handle end.

Scythe has curved iron blade, painted red, with curved oak wooden handle. Two perpendicular handle grips are mounted with iron rods and brackets near handle end.

Image of RF2003.061 - John Deere iron-beam single horse-drawn walking plow.  Single blade plow is iron, painted green, with wooden handles attached at "V" behind blade and mounted to front bar with iron braces that have been painted red.  Wooden handles are finished with a clear laquer.

RF2003.061 - John Deere iron-beam single horse-drawn walking plow. Single blade plow is iron, painted green, with wooden handles attached at "V" behind blade and mounted to front bar with iron braces that have been painted red. Wooden handles are finished with a clear laquer.

John Deere iron-beam single horse-drawn walking plow. Single blade plow is iron, painted green, with wooden handles attached at "V" behind blade and mounted to front bar with iron braces that have been painted red. Wooden handles are finished with a clear laquer.

Image of RF2003.062 - Oliver No. 2 vineyard plow is solid steel except for oak grips on handles.  Blade, body and handles are painted green, while angle rod and wheel are painted black.

RF2003.062 - Oliver No. 2 vineyard plow is solid steel except for oak grips on handles. Blade, body and handles are painted green, while angle rod and wheel are painted black.

Oliver No. 2 vineyard plow is solid steel except for oak grips on handles. Blade, body and handles are painted green, while angle rod and wheel are painted black.

Image of RF2011.001 - Cambridge Walking Plow.  Plow has solid iron blade, painted red with an unfinished wooden beam out front to the back of which are mounted to unfinished wooden handles with curved grips.  Metal brackets extend down from front beam.  There is a small wheel in front with "spokes" comprised of three circular openings.

RF2011.001 - Cambridge Walking Plow. Plow has solid iron blade, painted red with an unfinished wooden beam out front to the back of which are mounted to unfinished wooden handles with curved grips. Metal brackets extend down from front beam. There is a small wheel in front with "spokes" comprised of three circular openings.

Cambridge Walking Plow. Plow has solid iron blade, painted red with an unfinished wooden beam out front to the back of which are mounted to unfinished wooden handles with curved grips. Metal brackets extend down from front beam. There is a small wheel in front with "spokes" comprised of three circular openings.

Image of RF2011.002 - Spring-tooth harrow is solid metal and in two pieces.  Each piece has three rows of springs:  one has 3, 3 and 2 in each row and the other has 2, 3 and 2 in each row.  Both have vertical levers at one end.

RF2011.002 - Spring-tooth harrow is solid metal and in two pieces. Each piece has three rows of springs: one has 3, 3 and 2 in each row and the other has 2, 3 and 2 in each row. Both have vertical levers at one end.

Spring-tooth harrow is solid metal and in two pieces. Each piece has three rows of springs: one has 3, 3 and 2 in each row and the other has 2, 3 and 2 in each row. Both have vertical levers at one end.

Image of RF2012.002 - Oliver two-bottom walking plow is solid iron with three vertical levers:  one above back blade and other two above front blade.  It has two double-spoked wheels, a spring above beam and a horizontal bracket a front with ten holes for mounting rigging.

RF2012.002 - Oliver two-bottom walking plow is solid iron with three vertical levers: one above back blade and other two above front blade. It has two double-spoked wheels, a spring above beam and a horizontal bracket a front with ten holes for mounting rigging.

Oliver two-bottom walking plow is solid iron with three vertical levers: one above back blade and other two above front blade. It has two double-spoked wheels, a spring above beam and a horizontal bracket a front with ten holes for mounting rigging.

Image of RF2003.080 - Homemade Weeder/Scraper has a flat wooden wheel lined on outside with a flat piece of iron metal.  Wooden bracket extends from wheel at back of which are mounted two wooden handles with perpendicular wooden grips mounted to ends.  Handles are supported by an iron bar cross piece.  Perpendicular T-shaped iron scraper with a flat bottom is mounted to wooden bracket behind wheel.

RF2003.080 - Homemade Weeder/Scraper has a flat wooden wheel lined on outside with a flat piece of iron metal. Wooden bracket extends from wheel at back of which are mounted two wooden handles with perpendicular wooden grips mounted to ends. Handles are supported by an iron bar cross piece. Perpendicular T-shaped iron scraper with a flat bottom is mounted to wooden bracket behind wheel.

Homemade Weeder/Scraper has a flat wooden wheel lined on outside with a flat piece of iron metal. Wooden bracket extends from wheel at back of which are mounted two wooden handles with perpendicular wooden grips mounted to ends. Handles are supported by an iron bar cross piece. Perpendicular T-shaped iron scraper with a flat bottom is mounted to wooden bracket behind wheel.

Image of RF2003.050 - Single Row Horse-Drawn Walking Plow.  Wooden hangles attach to wooden beam and center iron piece, painted orange, that holds blade.  V-shaped handle unit is mounted so that it can pivit from side to side.  Wood has clear laquer varnish.

RF2003.050 - Single Row Horse-Drawn Walking Plow. Wooden hangles attach to wooden beam and center iron piece, painted orange, that holds blade. V-shaped handle unit is mounted so that it can pivit from side to side. Wood has clear laquer varnish.

Single Row Horse-Drawn Walking Plow. Wooden hangles attach to wooden beam and center iron piece, painted orange, that holds blade. V-shaped handle unit is mounted so that it can pivit from side to side. Wood has clear laquer varnish.