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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.

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


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

Mschreieber; where are the stamped marking on the brown planters.my older brown has pen stripes on the axle, frame and spokes. It doesn" t have a swivel on the back for markers
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Stamped numbers are on some of the wood parts that were easily seen from the topside. i haven't been able to crawl all over/under it to find more. I believe every wood part was stripped on mine. I'm afraid to clean the dust/dirt off it fearing to loose some stripping.
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Default Re: G.W. Brown 2 Person Corn Planter, Horse Drawn, 1875 Patent Date

I am surprised how many of the above check row planters still have the second seat. thanks 4 posting.

Can someone help me understand how the driver of a check wire planter went down the field? How were the stakes placed? Did he move both stakes at both ends of the field b4 starting another row? Or was there enough slack in the wire for him to go off the stake enough and stay with the previous marked row? are there any online instructions with illustrations? thanks 4 any help.
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Default Re: G.W. Brown 2 Person Corn Planter, Horse Drawn, 1875 Patent Date

I've never done it myself, but I can remember seeing my Grandparents doing it on their small truck farm. First, the planter operator sets the first stake at the starting headland, attaches the wire and drives across the field unrolling the wire. At the opposite headland he sets the other stake and attaches the wire and drops off the roll. He then turns the rig around and attaches the wire to the trip mechanism on the side of the planter towards the edge of the field. They always work away from the side of the field with the wire laid out on. That way the wire is out of the way of the planter. When the rig reaches the other end, you release the wire and turn around for the next pass. Then you move the stake over to the planter for the next pass and re hook the wire to the planter and make the next pass. You keep repeating this cycle as you work across the field. When finished you then hook up the wire to the spool and hook up the winding drive chain and proceed across the field winding up the wire. It's a slow and tedious job, but then so was walking and hand weeding the crop, so if you get the check correctly in register you can cultivate the field in two directions and there by keep it clean. If you can find an old operators book for those early planters it usually has detailed instructions on how to do it.
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Adding a few shots from the Wisconsin Historical Society's , Stonefield Village in Cassville, Wi. Super nice planter original planter in the museum facility. A must see stop if you are ever in SW Wisconsin.
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Wow! yet another check rower with the second seat still on it?
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Two more from Stonefield. One is listed as a Farmers Friend and the other, a Quincy.
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Default Re: G.W. Brown 2 Person Corn Planter, Horse Drawn, 1875 Patent Date

Thanks for showing all of the old planters. FWurth's description of the use of the check wire is exactly as my father did it.
My great grandfather, Joseph W. Adcock, about 1830 to 1901 developed a corn planter on his farm and Brown came to look at it and then Brown got a patent on it. My Adcock relatives claimed that, "Brown stole the patent from Joseph W. Adcock". We still have that farm just northwest of Galesburg Illinois which his ancestors bought in 1834.
Brown also made small steam engines.

My father's John Deere planter was just wrecked last spring when a worker backed into it, breaking the axle and ruining one wheel. We are looking for replacement parts or a planter. It is a two row with cast iron lids on the round boxes and is all steel and iron except the tongue pole.
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