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Image of 1968.023.001 - Knapp Copper Prize Medal, 1886. Copper medal from the Mechanics Institute of San Francisco awarded for Industrial Exhibition to R.I. Knapp Side Hill Plow in 1886. Medal is round and flat with a raised edge on both sides. Embossed on one side are three female figures, the center one standing holding a laurel wreath in each hand. Seated figure on left is holding a hammer resting on an anvil with a compass leaning against it. Seated figure on right is straddling a plow and leaning against a bushel of wheat(?) and grapes. Other side of medal is embossed with a wreath around the lower edge. Embossed text at top reads, "INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION  /  AWARDED TO." Etched beneath is: " R.I Knapp  /  Side Hill  /  PLOW  /  1886."

1968.023.001 - Knapp Copper Prize Medal, 1886. Copper medal from the Mechanics Institute of San Francisco awarded for Industrial Exhibition to R.I. Knapp Side Hill Plow in 1886. Medal is round and flat with a raised edge on both sides. Embossed on one side are three female figures, the center one standing holding a laurel wreath in each hand. Seated figure on left is holding a hammer resting on an anvil with a compass leaning against it. Seated figure on right is straddling a plow and leaning against a bushel of wheat(?) and grapes. Other side of medal is embossed with a wreath around the lower edge. Embossed text at top reads, "INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION / AWARDED TO." Etched beneath is: " R.I Knapp / Side Hill / PLOW / 1886."

Knapp Copper Prize Medal, 1886. Copper medal from the Mechanics Institute of San Francisco awarded for Industrial Exhibition to R.I. Knapp Side Hill Plow in 1886. Medal is round and flat with a raised edge on both sides. Embossed on one side are three female figures, the center one standing holding a laurel wreath in each hand. Seated figure on left is holding a hammer resting on an anvil with a compass leaning against it. Seated figure on right is straddling a plow and leaning against a bushel of wheat(?) and grapes. Other side of medal is embossed with a wreath around the lower edge. Embossed text at top reads, "INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION / AWARDED TO." Etched beneath is: " R.I Knapp / Side

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 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 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 RF2011.002 - 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 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.

Image of RF2003.059 - Spring Tooth Harrow.  Two each spring tooth harrow units have three rows each of two, three and three on one and two, three and two on the other of C-shaped springs with flat, dull pointed bottoms for popping out weeds.  Four-loop harness mounts in fronts.  Vertical spring wire levers mounted to back axles along notched D-shaped iron piece and used for adjusting wheel height.  No wheels present.

RF2003.059 - Spring Tooth Harrow. Two each spring tooth harrow units have three rows each of two, three and three on one and two, three and two on the other of C-shaped springs with flat, dull pointed bottoms for popping out weeds. Four-loop harness mounts in fronts. Vertical spring wire levers mounted to back axles along notched D-shaped iron piece and used for adjusting wheel height. No wheels present.

Spring Tooth Harrow. Two each spring tooth harrow units have three rows each of two, three and three on one and two, three and two on the other of C-shaped springs with flat, dull pointed bottoms for popping out weeds. Four-loop harness mounts in fronts. Vertical spring wire levers mounted to back axles along notched D-shaped iron piece and used for adjusting wheel height. No wheels present.

Image of RF2003.027 - Solid iron Parlin & Orendorf two-row cultivator painted green and red with large yellow painted twelve-spoke wheels.  Long red wooden beam extends out front with single tree attached to front end and double tree, attached at center so it can swivel side-to-side, mounted to back.  Green painted wooden handles extend above both sets of painted green cultivator blades below and on either side of red spade-shaped seat with two rows of round perforations around seat's edge.  Seat extends back from red body to which three vertical rods with spring rod clamp handles are mounted to notched brackets for adjusting blade height and angle.  Two each large red metal springs are mounted to both sides of body: one set is vertical and the other horizontal and both are mounted to front of cultivator units.

RF2003.027 - Solid iron Parlin & Orendorf two-row cultivator painted green and red with large yellow painted twelve-spoke wheels. Long red wooden beam extends out front with single tree attached to front end and double tree, attached at center so it can swivel side-to-side, mounted to back. Green painted wooden handles extend above both sets of painted green cultivator blades below and on either side of red spade-shaped seat with two rows of round perforations around seat's edge. Seat extends back from red body to which three vertical rods with spring rod clamp handles are mounted to notched brackets for adjusting blade height and angle. Two each large red metal springs are mounted to both sides of body: one set is vertical and the other horizontal and both are mounted to front of cultivator units.

Solid iron Parlin & Orendorf two-row cultivator painted green and red with large yellow painted twelve-spoke wheels. Long red wooden beam extends out front with single tree attached to front end and double tree, attached at center so it can swivel side-to-side, mounted to back. Green painted wooden handles extend above both sets of painted green cultivator blades below and on either side of red spade-shaped seat with two rows of round perforations around seat's edge. Seat extends back from red body to which three vertical rods with spring rod clamp handles are mounted to notched brackets for adjusting blade height and angle. Two each large red metal springs are mounted to both sides of bo

Image of RF2003.028 - McCormick Single-Horse sulky mower is painted red, white and blue.  Spade-shaped red iron metal seat has two rows of oval-shaped perforations lining outer edge and sits, via a blue painted flat metal rod above and between two solid iron six-spoke wheels that are painted white with blue trim.  Outer edge of wheels have tread comprised of a raised center band from which radiate alternative horizontal bands.  The horizontal blade has thirteen teeth, is painted blue and is mounted to right of body of mower.  A wooden side piece, with a tapered dowel handle is mounted to outer edge of blade unit.  A thick wooden beam extends out front to which is mounted a small horse tree, on either side of which are two long tapered round wooden beams painted yellow.  Two vertical levers are mounted between seat and right wheel for making blade adjustments.  A metal rectangular storage box with hinged lid is mounted to right and below seat.  In front of the box is a round metal cup opening that contains an oil can.

RF2003.028 - McCormick Single-Horse sulky mower is painted red, white and blue. Spade-shaped red iron metal seat has two rows of oval-shaped perforations lining outer edge and sits, via a blue painted flat metal rod above and between two solid iron six-spoke wheels that are painted white with blue trim. Outer edge of wheels have tread comprised of a raised center band from which radiate alternative horizontal bands. The horizontal blade has thirteen teeth, is painted blue and is mounted to right of body of mower. A wooden side piece, with a tapered dowel handle is mounted to outer edge of blade unit. A thick wooden beam extends out front to which is mounted a small horse tree, on either side of which are two long tapered round wooden beams painted yellow. Two vertical levers are mounted between seat and right wheel for making blade adjustments. A metal rectangular storage box with hinged lid is mounted to right and below seat. In front of the box is a round metal cup opening that contains an oil can.

McCormick Single-Horse sulky mower is painted red, white and blue. Spade-shaped red iron metal seat has two rows of oval-shaped perforations lining outer edge and sits, via a blue painted flat metal rod above and between two solid iron six-spoke wheels that are painted white with blue trim. Outer edge of wheels have tread comprised of a raised center band from which radiate alternative horizontal bands. The horizontal blade has thirteen teeth, is painted blue and is mounted to right of body of mower. A wooden side piece, with a tapered dowel handle is mounted to outer edge of blade unit. A thick wooden beam extends out front to which is mounted a small horse tree, on either side of which

Image of RF2003.029 - International Harvester Dump Rake is used for raking cut grain into wind rows.  Unit is painted yellow, red and blue and is solid iron metal with two long wooden beams out front.  Large sixteen-spoke wheels on either side mounted to metal rod and L-shaped rod to which are affixed 27 curved rake forks with spring loop ends at top.  Lever above center back for adjusting wheel height.  Spade-shaped seat has two rows of round perforations, is red, and is mounted to a blue iron bar at front center.  Horse tree mounted just below and in front of seat between beams.

RF2003.029 - International Harvester Dump Rake is used for raking cut grain into wind rows. Unit is painted yellow, red and blue and is solid iron metal with two long wooden beams out front. Large sixteen-spoke wheels on either side mounted to metal rod and L-shaped rod to which are affixed 27 curved rake forks with spring loop ends at top. Lever above center back for adjusting wheel height. Spade-shaped seat has two rows of round perforations, is red, and is mounted to a blue iron bar at front center. Horse tree mounted just below and in front of seat between beams.

International Harvester Dump Rake is used for raking cut grain into wind rows. Unit is painted yellow, red and blue and is solid iron metal with two long wooden beams out front. Large sixteen-spoke wheels on either side mounted to metal rod and L-shaped rod to which are affixed 27 curved rake forks with spring loop ends at top. Lever above center back for adjusting wheel height. Spade-shaped seat has two rows of round perforations, is red, and is mounted to a blue iron bar at front center. Horse tree mounted just below and in front of seat between beams.

Image of RF2003.030 - Two-bottom Walking Plow is a large heavy solid iron plow, painted green with yellow wheels.  It was used with 3-4 oxen or horses for plowing large areas.  Two plow blades span 36" each.  Metal rod handles at back have clamps attached to wire rods for making height adjustments.  Similar rod at front adjusts the span between plow blades.

RF2003.030 - Two-bottom Walking Plow is a large heavy solid iron plow, painted green with yellow wheels. It was used with 3-4 oxen or horses for plowing large areas. Two plow blades span 36" each. Metal rod handles at back have clamps attached to wire rods for making height adjustments. Similar rod at front adjusts the span between plow blades.

Two-bottom Walking Plow is a large heavy solid iron plow, painted green with yellow wheels. It was used with 3-4 oxen or horses for plowing large areas. Two plow blades span 36" each. Metal rod handles at back have clamps attached to wire rods for making height adjustments. Similar rod at front adjusts the span between plow blades.

Image of RF2003.032 - John Deere Red Jacket Plow.  Single row horse-drawn walking plow has oak wooden handles with clear varnish, a curved central wooden beam painted red and iron metal parts, also painted red.  A small 6-spoked solid iron wheel is in front.  Handles extend down and are mounted just behind the blade.

RF2003.032 - John Deere Red Jacket Plow. Single row horse-drawn walking plow has oak wooden handles with clear varnish, a curved central wooden beam painted red and iron metal parts, also painted red. A small 6-spoked solid iron wheel is in front. Handles extend down and are mounted just behind the blade.

John Deere Red Jacket Plow. Single row horse-drawn walking plow has oak wooden handles with clear varnish, a curved central wooden beam painted red and iron metal parts, also painted red. A small 6-spoked solid iron wheel is in front. Handles extend down and are mounted just behind the blade.

Image of RF2003.033 - John Deere Iron-beam plow.  Solid iron plow is painted green and has oak wooden handles with clear varnish.  Iron beam is curved and mounted to handle with flat iron brackets.  A small iron tree, painted yellow, is mounted to front and has two metal hooks hanging from both ends.

RF2003.033 - John Deere Iron-beam plow. Solid iron plow is painted green and has oak wooden handles with clear varnish. Iron beam is curved and mounted to handle with flat iron brackets. A small iron tree, painted yellow, is mounted to front and has two metal hooks hanging from both ends.

John Deere Iron-beam plow. Solid iron plow is painted green and has oak wooden handles with clear varnish. Iron beam is curved and mounted to handle with flat iron brackets. A small iron tree, painted yellow, is mounted to front and has two metal hooks hanging from both ends.

Image of RF2003.034 - Single-row Horse-drawn cultivator has solid unfinished wood handles in th shape of a triangle with two wooden cross pieces or braces secured with iron bolts.  Iron rods extend on the outside of the V-shape to form a ring at center or a bridle for mounting a horse.  Four large curved pointed forks extend from flat side of triangle.  Used for loosening dirt prior to planting.

RF2003.034 - Single-row Horse-drawn cultivator has solid unfinished wood handles in th shape of a triangle with two wooden cross pieces or braces secured with iron bolts. Iron rods extend on the outside of the V-shape to form a ring at center or a bridle for mounting a horse. Four large curved pointed forks extend from flat side of triangle. Used for loosening dirt prior to planting.

Single-row Horse-drawn cultivator has solid unfinished wood handles in th shape of a triangle with two wooden cross pieces or braces secured with iron bolts. Iron rods extend on the outside of the V-shape to form a ring at center or a bridle for mounting a horse. Four large curved pointed forks extend from flat side of triangle. Used for loosening dirt prior to planting.