Horse Drawn Farm Machinery - Shire Discovering No. 245 (Paperback)
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Horse Drawn Farm Machinery - Shire Discovering No. 245 (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 20/05/2008
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Until the reign of Queen Anne oxen were widely used for ploughing, and most other jobs on the farm, such as harvesting, were done manually by farm labourers. But at the beginning of the eighteenth century the Agricultural Revolution began. Oxen were displaced by horses for ploughing and the famous heavy breeds of Shires, Clydesdales and Suffolks developed. Horses were more versatile than oxen and came to be used for many tasks other than ploughing. Following the Industrial Revolution the ingenuity of Victorian manufacturers produced an enormous range of horse-drawn agricultural machinery - not just ploughs, but grubbers, cultivators, harrows, rollers, drills, reapers, binders, root lifters, manure spreaders, rakes and many other types - which continued in use until the tractor replaced the horse from the 1930s. In this book the author describes these machines and includes drawings of many of them, as well as photographs.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780852636640
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 136 g
Dimensions: 177 x 113 x 7 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition

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