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Antique Seed Fiddle Broadcast Seeding Hand-Operated Sowing Machine

I've always marveled at the ingenuity evidenced by old primitive and antique hand tools, and here representing the hard work of the farmer is this hand-operated antique seed fiddle broadcast seeding machine. Relying solely on two feet and two hands to scatter the seed, farmers in the mid-1800s hand made and began using tools such as this. The canvas seed bag serves as a cloth hopper and has a shoulder strap that hooks to the seed box. The seed sifts down through the aperture ..