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Catalog Number RF2003.051
Description Adriance Platt sulky two-horse sickle-bar Mower, 1892. Used for mowing fields of grain. Once mown, grains are left flat and scattered. Horse tree is wood painted a light yellow with unfinished wooden pieces mounted below it. Silver colored spiked blade extends out the right side and has two stained wooden handles mounted to end with green metal. Center of mower is painted red with green and silver painted iron mechanisms for adjusting mower. Out back center is an iron seat, painted green, affixed to mower by silver painted flat metal bars. In either side of seat are two large solid-iron spoked wheels painted light yellow inside and black on the outside. Wheel's "tires" are textured with horizontal and vertical embossed tread.
Object Name Mower, Horse-Drawn
Collection 3D - Agricultural Tools & Equipment
Title Adriance Platt Sickle-bar Mower, 1892
Date Pat. Dec 20, 1892
Creator Adriance Platt
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "KIRPY / LAYRAC ... / ... No 16002" (metal tag affixed to top center)
Provenance Part of the Runnymede Farm Collection; collected by Stephen Pace.
Notes Added to the Runnymede Farm Collection in 2002; was disassembled, rusted and in process of restoration.
Dimensions H-43.5 W-107 D-168 inches
Search Terms Agriculture
Agriculture Technology
Farm Equipment
Farm Implements
Farming
Mowers
Runnymede Farm Collection
Subjects Agricultural machinery & implements
Agriculture
Farming
Mowing
Mowing machines