Southern Planter Volume 3

Southern Planter Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...sharp, which must be effected by grinding whenever necessary. The temper should be as much regarded as that of any other cutting tool. The wood work is like that of other ploughs, except, that it must be made uncommonly strong and heavy. The coulter must be put in the beam inclining as represented, and as it wears shorter, it must be driven down, so that its point will always be kept about two inches below the point of the shovel. If we had to grub our lands in the old Virginia fashion, a man would hardly open a farm in his lifetime; for the growth here is heavier, and the roots twice as numerous as with you. We use a hoe something like your grubbing hoe, only it is broader and is layed with steel, and with this we cut off every thing under the size of a man's arm--the larger growth we cut with axes. You know, and every body else who has had any clearing to do, knows, that a hand can cut off in this way three or four times as much as he could grub. Another advantage in these ploughs, is, that you can break so much more land in the same time than can be done in the old way, that is, with the common coulter; for if the jumping coulter comes in contact with any thing that cannot be cut in two (even if it is a stump) it will immediately hop over, and strike into the ground on the other side. Instead of banging in a root or stump, and whooping and hallooing to back the horses and extricate the coulter, with this fixture, your plough is continually going on, doing the best work I ever saw done in new ground. Your obedient servant, R. C. Dickinson. Spring Grove, Todd Co., Ky, April 19,1843. For the Southern Planter. VEGETABLE AND ANIMAL SUPPORTERS. NO. II. Water.--Water is one of the great vegetable and animal supporters: it exists in three distinct...show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236618459
  • 9781236618450