Seed sower

Small hand-operated seed drills like this became available soon after the First World War. The wheel cut a furrow which was pushed aside by the half moon.  The central drum contained seed which was let out of regulated holes at an even rate.   The chained prongs behind pulled the earth back over the seed.  Sowers like this were commercially produced and readily available.  A socketed bracket connects the drum and wheel to the handle.  The drum is marked by the manufacturer's name "Gower & Son".
Object no :
SRMA020a, SRMA020b
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L:1455mm; W:210mm
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Accession number :
WIWMS 1988.702
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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