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Horse Drawn Equipment Old iron designed for the purpose of hitching up to a horse or a team. This old iron machinery may be used or demonstrated while hooked to an old iron tractor too.

Horse Drawn Equipment

What year - C. Billups and Son, Champion plow


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Default What year - C. Billups and Son, Champion plow

I'm new to the forum, but thought I'd post pics of some iron objects I've lately unearthed on my property. It took a bit of doing, but I found the plow pieces to be a Champion Plow from C. Billups and Son, Co. I was wondering if there were any experts out there on these plows to help me know approximately what year this particular plow is. I know they made it in the 1870's all the way up into 1920 I think. By then they were steel and this one is iron.
Also found a couple other pieces that I'll post in case anyone recognized them.
The near side of the two plow pieces is about ten inches long.
The piece that looks like a door hinge has no holes to connect to an apposing piece. It looks more like a door stop, but it doesn't seem to be very well designed for that. So, I'm stumped as to what that is. It's 6" long and 1 5/8" wide.
The last piece I'm assuming is part of the plow, but I have no idea. It's about 4" x 6".
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Default Re: What year - C. Billups and Son, Champion plow

Last pic is a clevis. Missing the pin. Used on woodbeam walking plows.
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Last pic is a clevis. Missing the pin. Used on woodbeam walking plows.
Thank you Carl for identifying that piece. I did not have my profile set to receive notifications, so I missed this when you posted it. Since the Champion plow appears to be that type of plow, I guess this is a clevis from the Champion plow.
I've attached a photo I found of a clevis in place. That really helps me to put the picture together in my head. I found several more pieces yesterday that are different looking. I will post them later as well. Hopefully you or someone will be able to identify those.

Thanks so much for your help.
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Here are the next pieces I found yesterday. The duct tape is there for scale.
Note the holes in the curved pieces. There is also a hole on the left end
of the long piece. The right side bends upward vertically and doesn't necessarily look like it's broken off. Any guesses?
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