Illustrated is the perfected American plow.

American Plow

Illustrated is the perfected American plow.

The part of the frame of a plow to which the draught is applied.

Plow Beam

The part of the frame of a plow to which the draught is applied.

A knife with a regular shaped blade.

Knife Colter

A knife with a regular shaped blade.

A knife whose blade is round.

Rolling Colter

A knife whose blade is round.

An undesirable cultivator. Shovels are too large and the man is required to walk.

Cultivator

An undesirable cultivator. Shovels are too large and the man is required to walk.

The end of a hand plow. The metal part can be unscrewed and affixed to a hand plow, or left on the handle.

Hand cultivator

The end of a hand plow. The metal part can be unscrewed and affixed to a hand plow, or left on the handle.

A good riding cultivator.

Cultivator, riding

A good riding cultivator.

Illustrated is a deep tilling plow equipped with jointer and coulter.

Deep Tilling Plow

Illustrated is a deep tilling plow equipped with jointer and coulter.

Illustrated is a former European type of plow. It is still used in improved forms.

European Plow

Illustrated is a former European type of plow. It is still used in improved forms.

The frame riding plow has its wheels attached to a frame which is connected to the plow beam.

Frame Riding Plow

The frame riding plow has its wheels attached to a frame which is connected to the plow beam.

The framless riding plow has no special framework and the wheels are attached directly to the beam.

Frameless Riding Plow

The framless riding plow has no special framework and the wheels are attached directly to the beam.

"Irrigating young orchard with furrows. a, sluice; b, head ditch; c, furrow." -Department of Agriculture

Irrigating with Furrows

"Irrigating young orchard with furrows. a, sluice; b, head ditch; c, furrow." -Department of Agriculture

This is a detachable harness type of horse tack that allows a horse or other equine to pull various horse-drawn vehicles such as a carriage, wagon or sleigh. Harnesses may also be used to hitch animals to other loads such as a plow or canal boat.

Horse Detaching Harness

This is a detachable harness type of horse tack that allows a horse or other equine to pull various…

A horse harness is a type of horse tack that allows a horse or other equine to pull various horse-drawn vehicles such as a carriage, wagon or sleigh. Harnesses may also be used to hitch animals to other loads such as a plow or canal boat.

Original Use Horse Harness

A horse harness is a type of horse tack that allows a horse or other equine to pull various horse-drawn…

An Acme harrow, good for leveling and pulverizing the land.

Acme harrow

An Acme harrow, good for leveling and pulverizing the land.

A cultivator that pulverizes or smooths the soil

Agricultural Harrow

A cultivator that pulverizes or smooths the soil

A disc-harrow.

Disc harrow

A disc-harrow.

A spring-tooth harrow, particularly useful on stony land.

Spring-tooth harrow

A spring-tooth harrow, particularly useful on stony land.

A Heron bill, showing its cultrirostral property.

Heron Bill

A Heron bill, showing its cultrirostral property.

Illustrated is a knife coulter fastened to a plow beam.

Knife Coulter

Illustrated is a knife coulter fastened to a plow beam.

An illustration of two men operating a plow.

Men Plowing

An illustration of two men operating a plow.

Illustrated are types of moldboard plows adapted to different kinds of plowing. (1) prairie breaker bottom, (2) rod breaker bottom, (3) stubble bottom, (4) general purpose bottom, (5) black land bottom, and (6) tame sod breaker bottom.

Moldboard Plows

Illustrated are types of moldboard plows adapted to different kinds of plowing. (1) prairie breaker…

The Great Seal of the State of Montana. The seal shows Montana and a shovel, pick, and plow symbolizing agriculture. The state motto is 'Oro y Plata' meaning "Gold and Silver."

Seal of Montana

The Great Seal of the State of Montana. The seal shows Montana and a shovel, pick, and plow symbolizing…

The Great Seal of the State of Nevada. The seal shows wheat, a sickle, and a plow representing agriculture. It also shows sunshine, mountains and the state motto, "All for Our Country."

Seal of Nevada

The Great Seal of the State of Nevada. The seal shows wheat, a sickle, and a plow representing agriculture.…

The Great Seal of the State of North Dakota. The seal depicts a tree, wheat, a plow, and a Native American on horseback hunting a buffalo. Above is the state motto, "Liberty and Union Now and Forever, One and Inseparable."

Seal of North Dakota

The Great Seal of the State of North Dakota. The seal depicts a tree, wheat, a plow, and a Native American…

An illustration of a group of peasants working the field; one plowing the field, one hauling grain, and one harvesting wheat.

Peasants Working

An illustration of a group of peasants working the field; one plowing the field, one hauling grain,…

The Seal of the State of Pennsylvania. The seal shows a shield which has a ship, a plow, and sheaves of wheat. This represents commerce, labor, and agriculture.

Seal of Pennsylvania

The Seal of the State of Pennsylvania. The seal shows a shield which has a ship, a plow, and sheaves…

"This was a low boot of untanned hide, worn by ploughman and shepards." — Anthon, 1891

Pero

"This was a low boot of untanned hide, worn by ploughman and shepards." — Anthon, 1891

A wooden plough of early days.

Plough

A wooden plough of early days.

A plough used for cultivating the soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting.

A Roman Plough

A plough used for cultivating the soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting.

A good plow.

Plow

A good plow.

A well-known implement for turning up the soil.

Plow

A well-known implement for turning up the soil.

A tool used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting.

Plow

A tool used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting.

A tool used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting.

Plow

A tool used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting.

Illustrated are various plow adjustments.

Plow Adjustments

Illustrated are various plow adjustments.

A farm implement consisting of a heavy blade at the end of a beam, usually hitched to a draft team or motor vehicle and used for breaking up soil and cutting furrows in preparation for sowing.

Agricultural Plow

A farm implement consisting of a heavy blade at the end of a beam, usually hitched to a draft team or…

A small plow usually attached to an animal.

American Plow

A small plow usually attached to an animal.

The plow is a tool used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in reparation for sowing seed or planting. It has been a basic instrument for most of recorded history, and represents one of the major advances in agriculture.

Cultivation Plow

The plow is a tool used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in reparation for sowing seed or…

A four-horse gang plow. One man can plow nearly as fast as two ment with two-horse plows.

Four-horse gang plow

A four-horse gang plow. One man can plow nearly as fast as two ment with two-horse plows.

A Steam-Driven Gang Plow.

Gang Plow

A Steam-Driven Gang Plow.

A double-wheeled hand plow.

Hand plow

A double-wheeled hand plow.

A horse plow, well-suited to sandy soils.

Horse plow

A horse plow, well-suited to sandy soils.

A farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing

Motile Plow

A farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing

This gang plow is a combination of two plows in one frame.

Multiple Drum Gang Plow

This gang plow is a combination of two plows in one frame.

An old Roman plow.

Roman plow

An old Roman plow.

A farm implement consisting of a heavy blade at the end of a beam, usually hitched to a draft team or motor vehicle and used for breaking up soil and cutting furrows in preparation for sowing.

Tool Plow

A farm implement consisting of a heavy blade at the end of a beam, usually hitched to a draft team or…

Farmer plowing with two horses.

Plowing

Farmer plowing with two horses.

Men using a donkey to plow their farm.

Plowing

Men using a donkey to plow their farm.

Plowing is the initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting. Pictured is a man plowing a field with a horse and plow.

Plowing

Plowing is the initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting. Pictured is a…

This plow is an agricultural tool which is used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting.

Plowing Attachment

This plow is an agricultural tool which is used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in preparation…

A gang plow has two or more plow bottoms.

Riding Gang Plow

A gang plow has two or more plow bottoms.

"Road-machine. a, telescopic axle for rear wheels; b, scraper delivering spoil between rear wheels; c, platform for operator; d, seat for driver; e, e, e, e, hand-wheels controlling all operations of machine." -Whitney, 1911

Road Machine

"Road-machine. a, telescopic axle for rear wheels; b, scraper delivering spoil between rear wheels;…

A scene where two people are plowing their land.

Plowing Scene

A scene where two people are plowing their land.

The disc plow is the result of an attempt to reduce plowing draft due to sliding friction.

Single Disc Plow

The disc plow is the result of an attempt to reduce plowing draft due to sliding friction.

Illustrated is the bottom view of a steel moldboard plow.

Steel Moldboard Plow

Illustrated is the bottom view of a steel moldboard plow.

Illustrated are the landslide and back views of a steel moldboard plow. Also shown is the subsoiling attachment.

Steel Moldboard Plow

Illustrated are the landslide and back views of a steel moldboard plow. Also shown is the subsoiling…

Illustrated is a moldboard view of a steel moldboard walking plow. Also shown is the beam wheel.

Steel Moldboard Walking Plow

Illustrated is a moldboard view of a steel moldboard walking plow. Also shown is the beam wheel.

The subsoil plow is built on the principal of a coulter. It cuts a narrow gash in the soil.

Subsoil Plow

The subsoil plow is built on the principal of a coulter. It cuts a narrow gash in the soil.

The Great Seal of the State of Tennessee. The seal shows images such as wheat and a plow to represent agriculture and a boat to symbolize commerce.

Seal of Tennessee

The Great Seal of the State of Tennessee. The seal shows images such as wheat and a plow to represent…

Illustrated is an early Yankee plow. It is made of wood and the moldboard protected by iron nailed on.

Yankee Plow

Illustrated is an early Yankee plow. It is made of wood and the moldboard protected by iron nailed on.