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#1 Lauber1 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 27, 2015 - 07:23 PM

Got this seeder a while back and Monday I decided it was time to run it thru the shop and give it a new life. These seeders were built in Montrose Iowa,  during the teens and 20's. They came in 2 sizes this one being the #2 model. It would be found attached in place of the cultivator head, on a high wheel cultivator of that time period. All I have left to do is touch up a few bolt heads and decide what big wheel to mount it on. I really like seeders and have several different makes and model from the teens thru the 60's.

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Posted May 27, 2015 - 07:32 PM

That is cool and I'll bet it didn't look that good from new.


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 09:39 PM

Do the spokes on the wheel drive the seeder?


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 10:08 PM

Now that is a neat item, Jeff.

 

I've never even heard of them.

 

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Posted May 27, 2015 - 10:14 PM

were these the begins of planet jr seeders. I have one. looksjust like yours before the restore. do you have any literature on them?

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Posted May 27, 2015 - 10:27 PM

Do the spokes on the wheel drive the seeder?

yes the wheel drives the star on top. The curved wire opens a hole in the seed tube inside the hopper. as the hole get bigger you can plant bigger seeds. These thing plant really good stands, i use the #1 to all my small seeds.


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 10:34 PM

were these the begins of planet jr seeders. I have one. looksjust like yours before the restore. do you have any literature on them?

These were built by American Fork and Hoe, they never were connected with Planet jr. The company later on became a branch of Tru-Temper one of the largest makers of garden tooling and shovels in the world. I have other models of their stuff, including a Standard seeder which will be coming up to the blast line this weekend. I'll have another post on that later on. I do have a 1920 factory catalog for the midget seeders and all the standard seeders and wheel hoes built at that time. Amazing amount of stuff they built in a factory that wasn't much bigger than a two car garage, at the start.


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Posted May 28, 2015 - 05:08 AM

can't see the midges :rolling:



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Posted May 28, 2015 - 06:46 PM

These were built by American Fork and Hoe, they never were connected with Planet jr. The company later on became a branch of Tru-Temper one of the largest makers of garden tooling and shovels in the world. I have other models of their stuff, including a Standard seeder which will be coming up to the blast line this weekend. I'll have another post on that later on. I do have a 1920 factory catalog for the midget seeders and all the standard seeders and wheel hoes built at that time. Amazing amount of stuff they built in a factory that wasn't much bigger than a two car garage, at the start.

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Posted May 28, 2015 - 08:10 PM

that's a nice looking #1 model.


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Posted May 30, 2015 - 07:01 AM

Yeah, I thought so too, lucky find. The seed selection knob is black on mines. I would like to try it someday.

 

That reminds me, I am still searching for the Handiman furrow shoe.

 

Your # 2 is like new again, would love to see it attached to the vator.


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