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American Harrow Co. Grain Drill Box

A very early example of the flute feed grain drill, patented April 25, 1876 and March 19, 1878. Both the cast iron endplates and the wood box retain most of the original paint and decoration. The seeding mechanism is intact, as well as the acreage counter. The seed regulator scale lists rates for wheat, oats, corn, beans, peas, barley, and flax seed. The four seed drills are spaced 14 1/2 apart. The seed hopper is continuous, with two lids and a recessed trapezoidal central section. This design now makes an ideal bench for one, with a place for your drink on the raised sides and easy access to storage in the lidded end compartments. However, the box displays better if raised on a bench or table. The feet on the endplates provide a stable support with an 8 x 53 footprint, ideal for resting on a bench. Yellow paint with red striping and black lettering.

left end plate ---- right end plate --- open lids

Price: $450 buyer must pick up
This item can be safely stored until your next trip to Maryland

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