I acquired appropriate handles and a shovel plow point
from plow collector Harold Eddy at his fascinating museum in Slater, Missouri.
* Brink's Plow Point
was made from a twisted sheet-metal strip with a two-point, clip-on sheet-metal barb.
The TE-20 would go fast enough with two bottoms to bend a plow point
should you hit a stump.
When the plow point
hits an obstruction, the bottom kicks back and up, compressing the fluid in the cylinder.
I have a Moore plow point
and parts book from 1931, and it has points available listed for a Millington Clipper No.
Typical procedure was to initially "lay off" the rows with a "gopher" or similar plow point
on a "plow stock." The fertilizer was then placed in the rows with the guano distributor.
The jointer, a miniature of the plow point
, rode against the coulter and turned about 5 inches of the soil before the plow point
and moldboard finished turning the earth into the furrow beside it.
During the first weeks after they moved in, he'd found old harnesses, hay hooks, plow points
, garlands of rusty trace chains, a cracked wooden wheel.
Nuts and bolts on Yankee rakes and manure spreaders had to tightened, gears and plow points
had to be replaced, disk harrows and cultivators readied, wagon wheels greased, mowing machines updated with new pinion gears.
Agway is a farmer-owned cooperative which sells everything from seed and plow points
to energy and insurance.
The sculptures highlight new uses for hay rakes, wagon wheels, wrenches, plow points
, round discs and tobacco carts.