Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The two-ring Plough Press

Two Ring Plough Press.
I found the photo of a two furrow ring press, used to firm loose furrows in somewhat stony or sandy ground. After every second pass the team with the press would follow, thereby making a slot for the grain to fall into when being sown by hand broadcasting.

Here below is a drawing of my interpretation of the two furrow ring press. This of course was made obsolete when the seed drill was perfected and became available for use by most arable farmers. Two horses were used. One in a set of shafts and the other in front hooked on to the shafts with a set of trace chains.

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