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G.W. Brown 2 Person Corn Planter, Horse Drawn, 1875 Patent Date


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Now that i have it home and know the manufacturer i'm making standalone post 4 it. this post has more photos of it.







the planter box crossmember rocker joint for lifting planter runners.
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inside seed box


side of seed box and runner, this had check rower installed using the holes on side of box.


4 stripes per wheel, 2 inside 2 outside.


tongue setup, i don't believe its never been taken off.

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rear showing wheel mud scrapers, and hole in frame when the row marker pole was installed.


a later 1 person brown planter using wire knot check row method of planting.


maybe mine is the earlier 2 person "standard No.1".
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Very nice love to see original pieces of history.. Thank you
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Mschreiber wonderful machine....


Nice and original condition and glad that it survived.

Take care of them for the future genarations.....

Keep up the good work.

Chris
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Just gorgeous. What a time capsule. Really like those untouched original pieces.
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4h project mentioned in farm show article. its a reel nice 1!


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https://www.farmshow.com/a_article.php?aid=14910
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Kent, a fellow Grange member from NW Ill. had one of these. His name was Paul Fossler, I think he exhibited it at Freeport? It was sold on his Estate sale maybe 20 years back. Anyone know where that unit ended up? I wasn't able to attend the sale so missed out but it had those same features and wheels. Could the one in post #1 be the same one? I do remember seeing that snapshot picture of it at the seed corn expo before, I think Paul had it with his display.

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The picture of the one in the op is almost identical to the one paul had. He showed it at our National Grange session in 95 when the session was held in Peoria. I was into the Tractors at the time so wasn't paying enough attention to the relic before me. Today I've gotten into the early local built planters and seeders and now realize the significance of that planter. I'm sure it was a Brown as he told us it was made in Galesburg. I do have a few old planters but they are latter all steel built. One is a #9 Deere and Mansuer and we have a early Janesville unit. Have only ever seen a few of earlier wooden 2 row planters over the years. I Googled the Brown planter and there is a lot of info on the net about it. Wish I had paid more attention to them while Paul was still around, I sure would like to know where his ended up. Also has anyone seen or know of a early Avery planter? This one was thought out by Robert while in the Prison camp at Andersonville during the Civil War. Likely the reason he survived the ordeal as he kept his mind busy and had motivation to build them when the war was over. Apparently he was aware of the Brown machine as it was well known in the area as it's very close to Peoria.

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I see that in the one article about Brown in Galesburg, it mentions a planter and other Brown built implements as being on display at the Antique Mall at Galesburg IL. Wonder if that could be where Paul's went?
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The brown planter above came from the daughter of bud forrest, lexington illinois. He was the head guy in central Ill. area for tomahawk seed corn. He somehow came up with this planter around 1951 and took it to county fairs and ffa events picking/shucking contest held thru out the state, wherever could he set up the seed corn booth. His daughter didn't know he owned till 1995 when the co-op called and told about it and had to remove it because they were tearing down the building it was stored in. She tried to sell it several times from her garage to locals and no one wanted it. She was moving to a warmer climate mid 2017 and put it on ebay in april 17. i purchased it from her thru ebay march 2017. From what i was told her dad showed it into the mid 60's. I was happy to be able to purchase it, by doing i won a $100 bet with ol'sorehead sapper a oltimer that had a 2 person wood frame corn planter down the road from me. This bet took place 27 years ago and was that i'd never be able to purchase 1. Sorehead died 15 years ago and his planter hasn't been out of the family homestead barn since. My thoughts are that his son and grandson have zero interest talking/showing/selling it. As i best remember it i believe its a early wood SEAT, wood frame 2 person brown corn planter.

Below is pictured a early keystone wood frame, 2 person corn planter thats permantly shown at the sycamore ill. steam show grounds. Unlike my Brown, I don't believe its ever had a later check wire mechanism put on it. I find this fact totally amazing as the check wire system eliminated the need for the 2nd person(kid). Maybe this is the 1 u guys remember. I regret not being able to show the donators name. Thank u for the conversation.









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