Photographer's Note

...."Old Planter"....

This is a very early (one of the first) tractor pulled corn planters (actually
known as a Lister). The long arm extending toward the front, above the
tongue, is used to control the depth of planting from the tractor seat.
Right behind the steel wheels you see the furrow openers (plow bottoms)
that dig the furrow for the corn seed to go into. Behind those you see a
cylinder that holds the seed and has a plate in the bottom that rotates as
one drives forward and drops the seed corn in the furrow. Behind that you
see the disc closers, these push the dirt in over the corn to complete
the process.

The stone, with ranch name, behind the corn planter is Kansas Lime
Stone (from the north of the State of Kansas) used by Pioneers for
their homes, corners for cattle pasture fences and even sometimes
line post. It is a popular decorative item used to identify ranch's or farms
and sometime as a yard ornament to identify you favorite football team..
Thanks to everyone for looking in.

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Additional Photos by Larry Williams (lrw1966) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 378 W: 0 N: 451] (1632)
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