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Catalog Number RF2003.034
Description 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.
Object Name Cultivator, Garden
Collection 3D - Agricultural Tools & Equipment
Title Spike-tooth Garden Cultivator
Date 1900-1930
Creator Benicia Agricultural Works
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "... / JACKSON / LIGHT WEIGHT ... / MNG'D BY / BENICIA AGL.WORKS / BENICA CAL." (embossed on metal plate at front corner)
Provenance Part of the Runnymede Farm Collection; purchased at Turlock Auction.
Dimensions H-36 W-40 D-24 inches
Dimension Details Approx.
Search Terms Agriculture
Agriculture Technology
Farm Equipment
Farm Implements
Runnymede Farm Collection
Subjects Agricultural machinery & implements
Gardening equipment & supplies