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Herald of Freedom and Torch Light, Sept 1862 (4-3B Ad: Agriculture)

Herald of Freedom and Torch Light, Hagerstown, Md., September 1862, page 4 Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


ALL branches of the business lately carried on by Bradley, Crowell & Keller, (Founders and Manufacturers of Agricultural Implements,) are now continued by us.
is being erected on the grounds occupied by our Steam Wood Working Establishment. Everything in this line, such as Plow Castings, Stoves, Farmers' Bells, &c are manufactured by us. We are also engaged in the Manufacture of AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, such as
Grain Drills. Straw & Fodder Cutters,
CORN SHELLERS, &c. We ask Farmers to pay particular attention to the
Manufactured by us. The Grain Drill of the Willoughby patent, (made for several years past by the late firm or Bradley, Crowell & Keller,) will be ready at the opening of the season. A large number are now in the course of construction. Here are several points in regard to the Drill, which may not be improper to mention.
First.—The teeth are so constructed with Rubber Springs, that when they come in contact with roots, rocks, or stumps or any other obstructions, not over eighteen inches high, they spring back, pass over, and immediately regain their former position, without stoppage or injury to the Drill. The spring can be set to drill the hardest kind of ground, without yielding, but will suddenly yield where it meets firm obstruction.
Second.—The arrangement for distributing the seed is composed of two VULCAN1ZED RUBBER ROLLERS, revolving together, which discharge the seed not intermittently or in bunches, but in a constant stream, without
the Grain. No irregularity of ground or fast or slow motion of the team will vary the quantity sown to the acre. The quantity sown to the acre is regulated by a slide, to any desired amount in a moment's time, even while the Drill is in motion. It cannot be choked by straws or white caps being in the Wheat, as the rollers will carry it through.
Third.— When the Teeth are raised by the lever, the seed (and land measure) is instantly stopped, so that the Drill can be drawn from field to field without LEAKING or WASTING THE GRAIN. When the teeth are let down the seed starts immediately, if the Drill is in motion. It sows
With the same hopper and requires no change; also all kinds of Grass seeds. Guano attachments furnished when required.
This Machine is manufactured in a superior and workmanlike manner, as nothing but the VERY BEST MATERIAL is used in their construction, and all Machines are WARRANTED TO WORK WELL, and durable with proper care.
Manufactured and for sale by
A11 orders addressed to them, at Greencastle,
Franklin county, Pennsylvania, will be promptly attended to.
Greencastle, Franklin County, Pa.
April 2, 1862-6m.


Herald of Freedom and Torch Light

Maryland Historical Society

Sept 10-24, 1862

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Maryland Historical Society

Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862; Maryland Campaign, 1862; Hagerstown (Md.)--Newspapers.

Washington County, MD. September 1862

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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