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Catalog Number RF2009.003
Description Single-row Single-horse-drawn Corn Seeder is made of wood and metal. Large canister indicates that this seeder was used for planting corn or other plants with large seeds. Seeder has unpainted wooden arms attached near hand-holds by a wooden dowel and metal rod, both painted red. Large red steel canister holds seeds and has a rotor at base that spins to distribute them. This and all other mechanisms are made of green-painted iron. There is a wide iron wheel at the back that is concave in the center. A scraper is attached to the back of this wheel to push dirt back down. In center below canister is a long blade for creating a groove in the soil for seed placement. In the front is a large narrow solid iron wheel with traction formed by a pointed tire crossed with horizontal bands. Above front tire is a small iron tree to which a horse is somehow attached.
Object Name Seeder, Centrifugal
Collection 3D - Agricultural Tools & Equipment
Title Oliver One-row Planter
Date n.d.
Creator Oliver
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text Various part numbers (i.e. "CP063") embossed throughout
Provenance Part of the Runnymede Farm Collection; purchased at Tular Auction.
Dimensions H-36.5 W-21 D-76.5 inches
Search Terms Agriculture
Agriculture Technology
Corn
Farm Equipment
Farm Implements
Farming
Farming Technology
Runnymede Farm Collection
Seeder
Subjects Agricultural machinery & implements
Agriculture
Corn
Farming
Seeds