Title: The American home garden
Year: 1860 (1860s)
Authors: Watson, Alexander, gardener. [from old catalog]
Publisher: New York, Harper & brothers
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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Square or oblong folding Harrow, with either six or eight bars. The corn harrow (Fig. 25) is a small triangular harrow,about four feet in length, made with clamp hinges in front,and movable rack or gauge-bars near the back, by means ofwhich it may be spread in width to thirty inches, or closed toabout sixteen, at pleasure. It has a single handle set into the centre-bar, just back of 44 AMEEICAN HOME garden. Fig. 25.
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Corn Harrow. the gauge-bars, which is braced securely from near the outer end of the bar, hav-ing sufficient slopebackward to enablethe holder to walkfreely behind it, andlift it readily by thehand-pin when nec-essary. It is usually madewith two or threeteeth in the centre-bar, and four in eachof the wing bars. Sometimes a short beam is attached, as inthe cultivator, rising ten inches or a foot above the bar, so that,if desired, the power may be increased by the pressure of thedraft in front and the hand of the holder behind; or, insteax^lof the beam, a well-braced iron rack-bar may be used, uponwhich a loose link is raised or lowered by a short wooden pin,as in the above figure (25), or both this and the cultivator mayhave the semicircular rack and gauge-wheel (Fig. 26 a) at-tached to the centre-bar. A smaller and very light harrow of the same construction,Avith teeth of f or ^ inch iron, is especially useful to follow theskeleton plow among root crops while young. CULTIVATOR. The cu
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