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garden seeder

Postby jwl » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:35 pm

I have this garden seeder i'm restoring. Got two of them so i took the best parts from both to make one perfect unit. My only problem is i dont know who made it. Any one seen a seeder similar to this one. It has wood handles, but the new ones didnt show up until today so there not in the picture.
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Re: garden seeder

Postby Boss Hog » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:58 am

Too small of a pic for me to see
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Re: garden seeder

Postby jwl » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:28 pm

i dont know how to get the photo in a better size. The first time i tried to post it it was too big, so i took it off another place i had it posted.
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Re: garden seeder

Postby Barnyard » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:02 pm

Send it to me and I will post it. PM sent.
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Re: garden seeder

Postby jwl » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:13 pm

Ok Barnyard, its in your hands now. Hope for the best as its the only photo i have so far.
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Re: garden seeder

Postby Barnyard » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:51 pm

Here it is. I could not make out the wording on the top.

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Re: garden seeder

Postby jwl » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:02 pm

the wording is only the patent date of aug 17 03, but theres no patent number, nor after seaching patent records i dont find any thing for a seeder. Patents are hard to find sometimes because it might only apply to some small piece of the machine.
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Re: garden seeder

Postby TommyM » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:35 pm

Are there any other marks on the machine besides the date? It looks like a neat little machine and I can't wait to see it in action and working. Where did you get it from?
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Re: garden seeder

Postby jwl » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:39 pm

Thanks Tommy,

Once upon a time you could find seeders like this almost in everycorner. Mostly they were the planet jr's of differnt numbers. Sometimes i'd get lucky and see an Iron age or an Iron King unit. Today there arent many around. Not sure why or where they went, but i find them at antique shops mostly. That where this one and the donor one came from. I took the best parts from the two and made what amounts to a brand new seeder. Just got the handles on last week. I sent out for them to a place in Mo, where they had the ussal plow handle, and just happened to be one of the few places that makes the smaller sized ones for garden plows and seeders. I now have all the old bolts replaced with new sq headed one from my bolt supplier. I will probally put it up on the shelf with the dozen or so garden tractors i've completely restored. I have at least a dozen of these garden seeders, all differnt, some of which i use to plant with and some that i take to shows. Cleaning them up, replacing or rebuilding the worn parts, and learning a little history of them is the best part. After that they just sit out so vistors can admire them, and be inspired to go out and start a collection of there own. This seeder so far has stumped all the people i've shown it to, as to the makers name. Im afraid that the name or decal was on the handles, which were badly weathered and broken.
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