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Identifying Antique Farm Equipment?

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This is a page about identifying antique farm equipment. Many people really enjoy old farm equipment, whether to restore it or just display it. Do you have a piece you want to identify or do you know more about the equipment featured in this page?
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December 8, 2020

Can anyone date this old farm plow and give some other insight on it? There was a seat on it.

An old rusted piece of farm equipment.
 

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December 8, 20200 found this helpful
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From a bit of searching I did, I think you have an antique horse-drawn cultivator. This type came into use starting in the mid 1800's. Without manufacturer's info, it's impossible to pinpoint your piece. Check over the whole thing for ANY letters or numbers, as that will help identify and date yours. Here are some links to look at to try to match yours.

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This looks like your picture -an antique horse-drawn cultivator:
www.ebay.com/.../192865069600

Here is another one like yours - a John Deere horse-drawn cultivator:
www.k-bid.com/.../3

If I've identified it correctly, this machinery was pulled by a horse(or maybe a team), the farmer would sit on a seat on the machine, controlling not only the reigns for the horse(s) but also working any levers or handles for the cultivator....usually had a depth control handle to raise and lower the spades and drag tines. Doing this, the farmer could dig deeper or shallower, depending on the condition of the soil AND what he was going to plant. This cultivator was used AFTER a field had been either freshly or previously plowed with a larger rip plow. A rip plow was used to cut into unplowed fields, where the plow would cut long furrows into the soil, then break it over on itself, and start to loosen the clods of soil. The cultivator further broke up the soil and readied the field for planting.

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I hope I'm on the right track to your piece. Really, any kind of markings you can find will help, and I'll be glad to do more searching with any further info you can give. I'll follow this, so just post back with anything else, or if you want help.
Stay safe and healthy in these trying times.

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December 9, 20200 found this helpful
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It will be very difficult for someone to correctly identify this item with this picture as the machine blends in with cultivation/leaves and just more or less 'gets lost'.
This appears to be one of the many different styles of antique horse-drawn cultivators that were made and used from the 1800's through the early 1900's. Many are still being used today.

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It is difficult to accurately name the brand since there does not seem to be any color left to match to a brand and several companies made similar cultivators.
It does not look like all the pieces are still attached and a different style cultivator was made for every crop as there was not single style that could do every different crop. This means there were different implements/disks on the cultivators according to the type of crop being harvested.

Normally, you could send a picture to some of the farm forums and ask for help but I do not believe this picture is clear enough for that. However, you could still try:
www.tractorbynet.com/.../294663-antique-farm-equipment-please...
www.reddit.com/.../?q=farm%20equipment

www.bigiron.com/.../McCormickDeeringHorseDrawnCultivator

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April 21, 2021

I just got this from a friend. Is it a cultivator? Horse drawn? Haven't been able to find this one online anywhere. Any ideas? Wondering what it is worth as well.

A old piece of farm equipment.
 

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October 25, 2020

I found this the other day while exploring a rural property we recently purchased. The area is in the Lee River/Lac Du Bonnet municipality in Manitoba, Canada. We were told by the former owner that part of the property at one time was used for farming. They had not explored much of the 10 acres over the years so I knew there may be things left in the forest by the original homesteaders. I have absolutely no knowledge with farm equipment, past or present. A piece of metal farm equipment.

 

It's a large machine and the photo that shows the dark metal "forks" is only part of that piece of the machine. These forks are on a long piece of metal, at least 3 feet in length and laid flat on frame of some sort. It is hard to really provide anything more specific as the machine is sunk into the ground quite a bit and is covered in leafs, dirt and branches. I didn't have the amount of time I wished to really investigate this find as there had been reports of bears roaming and I had gone into the bush unprepared should I encounter any wildlife. Any help would be much appreciated.


A piece of metal farm equipment.
 
A piece of metal farm equipment.
 
A piece of metal farm equipment.
 
A piece of metal farm equipment.
 
A piece of metal farm equipment.
 
A piece of metal farm equipment.
 

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It looks like a sort of threshing machine. One photo shows the triangle-shaped cutting "teeth" that would obviously cut down the plants. Another photo shows the threshing part, that would beat down the plants to the ground after the teeth cut the stems/stalks. It is quite old, seeing those large all metal wheels. It would have been pulled by draught animals or a tractor, with another person sitting in the seat to control the machine.

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The photo with the "teeth" has a number on it. Did you possibly see a brand name on it anywhere? I don't know if your intension is to move it, but that will require cutting down at least one good-sized tree, as well as other smaller trees and brush, that I can see growing up through parts of the overall machine. Maybe another reader will know more about this old piece of equipment.

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October 25, 20200 found this helpful
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I see three types of antique machinery , of what I can tell, it looks like a Hay cutter/cultivator, tractor and grader. Most of this looks like a tractor pieces with machinery attachments.

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Maybe you can forward your pictures to one of the many antique/current farm equipment sales to get a more confirming answer- https://www.tractorhouse.com

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August 26, 2019

Does anyone know what this is? I bought this at a local farmer's market in Michigan. It's all wood and has a small lever that expands the rounded ends.

It almost looks like a big clamp of sorts.

What Is This Wooden Farmer's Market Find? - large wooden expanding clamp-like piece
 

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August 26, 20190 found this helpful
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How tall is it?

It looks like something to stretch leather--horse saddle, hats?

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August 28, 20190 found this helpful
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It looks like a leather stitching Pony Clamp that a harness maker would use. There are many examples on Pinterest.

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So cool!!

I found one that sold on eBay for 55.00 plus shipping:

www.ebay.com/.../123824246926?hash=item1cd480108e...

Blessings!! So excited to learn something new today!!

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June 26, 2021

Does anyone know what this old farm equipment is?

An old farm implement.
 
An old farm implement.
 

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May 11, 2021

Can anyone help identify what this piece is? It is galvanized metal about 8x12 inches.

A small metal item resembling a box with the word "GEM" on the side.
 

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June 7, 2020

Does anyone know what this is and what it was used for?

Identifying Antique Farm Equipment? - old galvanized cylinder on legs with a crank handle and a rectangular box where something could be added
 

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My first thought was some sort of feather remover for processing poultry. Then I noticed the "hopper" on the end and now think it's some sort of grain sifter/sorter. Just my guess though. Have fun identifying it.

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I think it is a old grain processor, with a crank and slot to drop the grain in!

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My grandfather had a lot of old farm equipment in his garage and this one was there. It is actually an old grain hopper that the grain is put in to husk the grain and get it ready for use. The grain is dropped down the shoot at the left and then the basket is turned. This will separate the grain from the his and allow it to be stored for winter, sold, or used in the home for cooking once it is ground.

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August 31, 2020

I like old stuff but I have no idea what this thing is that I found in my father-in-law's shed. Thanks!

A piece of equipment with a spoked wheel.
 
A piece of equipment with a spoked wheel.
 
A triangular shaped badge on a piece of equipment.
 

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The wheel is a pully as you can see the grove on the wheel where the belt attached to this. On the front of the box, you can see the level where the plank was moved up and down. This is a very old farm list that was used to move heavy items around. The lift is like on a forklift where you place the large items on the lift so they can easily be moved around.

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This appears to be a belt pulley wheel but there is no indication as to what it was used for.
I believe there are some missing parts so it's difficult to really tell what it was designed for.
The bottom pieces show where it would have been attached/bolted to something; wood, floor, concrete, other machinery? This was probably necessary to keep this piece stable when it was in operation.
It looks like the name may be Everite but maybe not still in business.

If you wish to know exactly what this item was used for and maybe other information; such as age and maybe even value you will probably need to post your pictures on these sites and let vintage equipment knowledgeable people give you some answers.
You will need a few more pictures:
Top of machine.
A full picture of all sides - full picture - do not cut off any part of the machine.
You will have to join these sites but they provide great information.
Reddit is really good but requires more navigation. If you have problems just contact the administration and they will help you.

www.tractorbynet.com/.../294663-antique-farm-equipment-please...

www.reddit.com/.../

Please post back with any information found about this item as it is very interesting.

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September 28, 2021

I found this heavy piece in our backyard woods. Does anyone know what it is? There's a piece broken on it. The cross bars move together as one.

An old piece of farming equipment.
 
An old piece of farming equipment.
 
An old piece of farming equipment.
 
An old piece of farming equipment.
 
An old piece of farming equipment.
 

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June 28, 2021

I am a Boy Scout working on my Eagle Scout Project and I need assistance identifying the name of this piece of equipment. It appears to have a plow on the bottom for pushing dirt out of the way to make way for seeds, but I would prefer to have an accurate description for my exhibit.

An old plow.
 
Connecting the wheel to the plow.
 
The wheel on a plow.
 

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April 25, 2021

I have 2 of these but don't know what they are. Can anyone give me an idea.?

An old metal plow.
 
An old metal plow.
 

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