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Object ID # 1971.082.001
Object Name Seeder, Hand Seedbox
Title IRON AGE Field Seeder
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date Late 19th-century?
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description IRON AGE push-style field seeder. The seeder has two long wooden handles. The left one is 114 cm long. The right one is shorter and has an angled end to provide a hand grip. The two handles are reinforced by a 41 cm wide spindle. The bottom of the handles are bolted to iron bars which are fastened to springs. Also attached to the springs are the wheel and the seedbox. The wheel is 41 cm in diameter and has 12 alternating iron spokes in an iron rim. The seed box is oval-shaped and 20 cm tall. It has a gearing set attached to the wheel which drives the seed distributor inside the box. The box has a lid that has embossed letters "Iron Age". There are two springs attached to the seed box. Behind the box is a small, double-rimmed iron wheel that is 17 cm in diameter.
Makers mark "IRON AGE" embossed lettering
Provenance Provenance unknown.

Previously owned by Mrs. Dave Bart who told museum staff that it might have been 80 or 90 years old at that time. She and her husband found it left at 606 14th St. West, Owen Sound, Grey Count, when they moved into that house in December of 1967.

The Barts formerly lived at Mitchell, Ontario.
Collection Agricultural Tools & Equipment Collection
Material Wood/Metal
Dimensions H-83 W-46 L-158 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County