Farm tools through the ages
Resource verified by SHCG editorial group
Publisher: Osprey Publishing 1973
Review from Farm Collector website:
'Farm Tools Through the Ages' does exactly what its name indicates it takes a look at implements used by farmers down through the ages.
The book is arranged under 10 headings; land drainage, cultivating the soil, steam cultivation, sowing and planting, harvesting crops, processing crops, barn machinery, tools for use with livestock, motive power, and the farm dairy.
The sections then describe how tools evolved to handle the various tasks that confronted farmers throughout the centuries. We are struck anew with respect for these hardy tillers who sowed and cultivated, and reaped and kept the human race going. A special debt is owed to those innovative few who found better ways of doing things and who persevered until their new methods and implements were adopted.
The book describes numerous implements and tools such as the potato dibber, the turnip chopper, the hacking stick, the waddle hurdle, the flax brake and of course, many, many more.