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Title: Harrow
Identifier: X964.100.179
Item Date: 1800 1900
Creation Date: 2012
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A metal harrow made of squared metal stock with 3 main members and 5 diagonal cross members. It has 15 spikes with ropes attached.

A hand forged harrow. Harrows were used after the fields were ploughed in order to better break up the soil to prepare the seed beds; they were especially useful to break up big clumps in the soil. Early harrows were square shaped with spikes attached to a wooden frame. Later, the design changed from a square to a triangular frame, making it easier to be pulled by horses and oxen.
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