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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Vintage Seed Drill Gauge

Hi there, today I'm sharing a vintage piece that I recently purchased for $5.00  I thought this would be an interesting item to display in my farmhouse.  The seller told me it came from a horse drawn plow.  The piece of equipment attached to the plow enabled the farmer to measure the depth that the seed was to be planted at, this is the gauge off of that equipment.  My understanding is it would be the equivalent to a modern day seed drill.

I have been trying to research this but have so far been unable to find anything on this particular piece although I have seen a couple of others that appear to have been been used for the same purpose.  It is made of cast iron.




Can anyone provide information on this gauge such as:

How old is it?
How did it work?
What company created it?
Where was it made?
Are there any websites that I could refer to?

Thank you for your input, it's always appreciated.  Have a great week!!

12 comments:

  1. Morning, sorry I cannot be of any help but I do the the piece, I would have bought it too.Blessings Francine.

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  2. Looks interesting , Sorry I have never had the pleasure of using one so I have no idea maybe Google it . Hope you can find out would be interesting to know . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  3. Sorry I have no help for you but it is a cool piece and would be neat in your kitchen :)

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  4. I don't know anything about this..but it sure is fascinating!

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  5. I know nothing about your gauge, except that it is a wonderful find.
    I love old tools whether they are for gardening, woodworking, kitchen or household.
    They are just plain fabulous and full of charm and interest.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Connie :)

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  6. Do you know any old farmers? In my experience they love to talk about this kind of stuff. It is a cool piece.

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  7. It's really wonderful - perhaps you could go to a feed store and ask them there. I'm sure they would know or know of someone who might! x Karen

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  8. No information I am afraid, but it is a fascinating piece and I am sure that it has found a home where it will be treasured! xx

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  9. I'm afraid I don't have any info for you. That piece is so interesting and will definitely add that farmhouse flavor to your decor.

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  10. How interesting! Hope you get some answers to your questions!

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  11. I don't know the answers but it is surely a very interesting piece. It will look great with all your country décor. Have a great weekend Kelly :)

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