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Huxtable reversible plough, c 1877.

Huxtable reversible plough, c 1877.
2 8 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm


Cast iron model, made 1877-1900. John Huxtable patented this design of plough in 1877. It has two mould-boards mounted one above the other so that when the plough is turned at the end of a furrow, gearing rotates the mould-boards to bring the other into use. This is a contemporary model for the dominant type of modern plough, the turnover plough. The model was given to the Science Museum by a descendent of the inventor.

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