Seymour's Grain Drill
From The Cultivator, 1850
This machine is manufactured by P. SEYMOUR, of East Bloomfield, Ontario county, N. Y. It received a premium at the State Fair at Syracuse, as the best grain drill capable of depositing fine manures with the seed. It sows wheat, oats, barley, corn, beans, peas, &c., and is also capable of sowing with the seed plaster,lime and ashes. It can he changed in a few minutes from a drill to a broadcast sower. We have heard this machine recommended by persons who have used it. The price, with nine teeth, is $80; with seven teeth, $70; garden drill $50. For further particulars, see advertisement.
The accompanying cuts represent the appearance of wheat sown both by the drill
and broadcast, at the time of ripening. It will be noticed that the height of that
sown broadcast is very uneven, while the upright position of many of the heads, indicates that they are light, not being well filled. We have before expressed the opinion that the introduction of the drill system would be an important desideratum.
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