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Catalog Number RF2003.028
Description 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.
Object Name Mower, Horse-Drawn
Collection 3D - Agricultural Tools & Equipment
Title McCormick Single-horse Sulky Mower
Date 1900-1930
Creator McCormick
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "McCORMICK / CHICAGO / U.S.A" (embossed on storage box lid); "McCORMICK" (embossed on horizontal shaft to left and below seat); various part numbers (i.e. "MA1150") embossed throughout.
Provenance Part of the Runnymede Farm Collection; collected from Betty Flood, Woodside.
Dimensions H-51 W-87 D-170 inches
Search Terms Agriculture
Agriculture Technology
Farm Equipment
Farm Implements
Farming Technology
Runnymede Farm Collection
Subjects Agricultural machinery & implements
Mowing machines