Farm Wagons and Implements

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Farm Wagons and Implements

Here are some of the larger pieces of equipment used by farmers in the Old West. This page is a combination of old photos and new ones so we can see some of the “ways of the times” and some photos that allow closer inspection of what we have left of the old items. As with many others, this page will expand over time.  – Doc

Farm Wagons

 

OWDR Hay Wagon 02

Hay Wagon – Photo: U.S. PD
Photo: U.S. PD pre-1923

OWDR Farm Wagon

Farm Wagon – Photo: U.S. PD
Photo: U.S. PD pre-1923

 

 

 

 

 

 

OWDR Kansas water wagon 1900 Web

Kansas Water Wagon c. 1900
Photo: U.S. PD pre-1923

OWDR Farm Wagon loaded

Manure Spreader
Photo: U.S. PD pre-1923

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horse Drawn Implements

All of these old horse drawn implements are in the collection of the The Silt Historical Society (Silt, CO). There are more and I plan another photo/identification visit this spring (2016)

OWDR harrow spring tooth - horse drawn implements 06

Spring Tooth Harrow
Photo: U.S. PD Doc Boyle

OWDR planter - horse drawn implements 05

Planter (not sure for what?)
Photo: U.S. PD Doc Boyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OWDR Horse drawn implements 04

Manure Spreader
Photo: U.S. PD Doc Boyle

OWDR mower - horse drawn implements 07

Mower Bar
Photo: U.S. PD Doc Boyle

 

OWDR Horse drawn implements 02

Wind rower?
Photo: U.S. PD Doc Boyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not everything was drawn by horses and mules. Slower but strong, here we see yoked oxen, used for the heavy work.

OWDR yoked oxen & farmer

Yoked Oxen
Photo: U.S. PD pre-1923

 

Steam comes to the Farm

 

OWDR Steam Tractor

Case Steam Tractor
Photo: U.S. PD courtesy Rio Blanco County (CO) This Old Photo museum

 

The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry

OWDR I Feed You All - The Grange

Promotional poster – 1873
“A gift for the Grangers*

 

for related pages on Old West Daily Reader
see:
*Wk. 49, 12/04/1867 – National Grange
Photo Gallery Index – Transportation Photos
The Originals Index – Resources and Hazards – Animals Index – Mammals horse, mule, ox

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