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Catalog Number RF2003.041
Description P&O sulky plow. This riding plow has a yellow metal seat which saved wear and tear on the body from walking on irregular soil but required more livestock to pull. Solid iron, painted red with yellow iron spoked wheels: a large one on left, small one on right in back behind blade and a medium-sized one in front of blade on right. Large blade sits below to right and just in front of seat. Levers on right and left allow adjustment of wheel height for blade placement. Small oil can in meetal box on lower left side.
Object Name Plow, Sulky
Collection 3D - Agricultural Tools & Equipment
Title P & O Sulky Plow
Date 1900-1930
Creator P & O
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "CANTON ILL" & "P&O cO" (on metal cylinder by proper left wheel); part numbers (ie. "6426") embossed throughout
Provenance Part of the Runnymede Farm Collection; purchased at Turlock Auction.
Dimensions H-41 W-57 D-68 inches
Search Terms Agriculture
Agriculture Technology
Farm Equipment
Farm Implements
Farm tools
Farming Technology
Runnymede Farm Collection
Subjects Agricultural machinery & implements