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Hatch's Sowing Machine

From The New Genesee Farmer, 1842

Having disposed of quite a number of these machines during the past season, they are now becoming extensively known, and the demand for them is rapidly increasing; the inventor has therefore increased his facilities for manufacturing, and is now prepared to furnish machines to order, at short notice. Every farmer is aware that sowing of grain by hand is one of the most laborious and difficult operations of his profession, and one which but few men can perform correctly. This machine will sow all kinds of grain, grass seed and plaster, at any desired rate, from four quarts to four bushels per acre; and a man or smart boy, with a horse, will sow 25 acres per day. Besides the saving of time and labor, the product of the crop is increased by the perfect evenness with which it deposits the seed. The machines are made in the best manner and warranted - price $40.

It should here be observed that two or three of the machines first sold in this region were somewhat defective, and a few individuals may, in consequence, have been prejudiced against the invention. Others have complained that the machine would not sow damp plaster, but the inventor assures the public that this and all other objections are now obviated, as he will convince those who will apply to him.

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