Brookfield Museum and Historical Society
   An Extended Learning and Research Center
165 Whisconier Rd, PO Box 5231, Brookfield, CT 06804
Tel (203) 740-8140

Seed Sower

 This bag, full of seed was slung around the farmerís shoulder. An opening at the bottom of the bag was opened a set amount to let seed exit from the bag at some given rate. As the farmer walked along he or she would turn the handle which it turn rotated the plate at the bottom. As the seeds dropped out of the bag they landed on the rotating plate and were scattered onto the ground.

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