On 9/22/11 5:13 AM, email@example.com wrote:
2355 By the spade points, I'd call it a chisel plow. It looks too big
and deep for human power, but not as big or deep as one drawn by a
A piece is broken off. It looks as if it was hitched with no "hinge" to
allow turning. Steering the towing vehicle would put a lot of stress on
I wonder if it was for a two-wheeled garden tractor. The rigid hitch
would help keep the tractor straight if one wheel lost traction. To
turn, you would raise the plow by tipping the tractor forward.
It does have a chisel-type point.
I don't see anything broken; it's missing at least the matching section
(or several sections).
It was in all likelihood from the hitch initially horse/mule-pulled.
There's a set of holes; I'm guessing there would have been connection to
the lift mechanism.
This is fairly old; cast tool shanks didn't last long--they were too
It's also pretty small; would have been a specialty crop or garden
rather than large-scale cultivation use.
Is unique; I've not seen anything much like it and couldn't decipher
anything useful from the casting marks, unfortunately.
The arm extending to the right on the far side would be way off center.
It looks as if an arm on the near side broke off. If it were
connected by the two arms and links to the two holes farther to the
left, that could make a rigid connection to whatever was pulling it.
Gerry's link shows drawings of mule-drawn cultivators. They use a
one-point hitch and a wheel to control the depth.
In my experience with a couple of tillers, I needed to use the handles
to control the depth because the mechanical controller could sink into
the soft soil. Using the handles to control depth required a rigid
connection between the tiller part and the tractor part.
In the 1950s my best friend's family used a walking tractor to grow
vegetables on several acres. It was decades later that I saw my first
rototiller. I think theirs had a chisel plow, which would have been
Here's a walking tractor with six tines on the rear and four on the
Here's one plowing. The possibilities depend on the weight.
From RCM. A horse drawn potato scuffler to work up the soil between
the hills, offset to work close to the plants while the horse stayed
in the center of the row. it was guided by the operator walking behind
by means of handles similar to a plow fastened to the raised potions
toward the front. each row got two passes then the pattern was rotated
90 degrees so that each hill was worked on four sides.
2353 - What show were you at?
2354 - remote sensor box?
2355 - part of an arrow foot cultivator unit.
2358 - look like M48 tank track sections but 32" would be too wide
unless that includes the pins. the 48 ran 28" treads
2354. Wiring or repeater housing for telephony or rail signalling cables,
probably a repeater housing. Its presurised with N2 or air, when the
associated in-ground cables are cut/nicked the leaking gas stops water
ingress. Low pressure switches are installed to provide alarm contacts to
alert technicians that the cable pressure has fallen. One system was called
CPAS - "cable pressure alarm system". Pressure also keeps water out of the
2356. Records solar radiation intensity.
2358. Vehicle tracks - earthmoving or military.
I saw this when I was driving in the country a few weeks ago, I never see
them in the city, maybe there they are all underground.
No verifiable answer yet for the metal box but the rest of the answers have
all been posted:
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