Publication: Privately printed, nd ca 1880, NP
7 3/4" x 5 3/4" in color printed wrapper. 16 pp., illustrations, color lithograph view on inside front cover of the apparatus which is being drawn by two horses and driven by a farmer. Factory views on rear cover. The old-fashioned corn planter required two men to operate it. Haworth & Son's invention of the check rower saved the farmer 3/4 the labor of planting. The principle of laying wire across the planter so as to obviate all "side draft" or weight on one side that would cause the shoe covering it to run deeper than the one on the other side. Benefits of using the check rower are offered to include saving marking off the ground, saving on the expense of a marker, saving on the delay in planting, saving on the expense of a dropper on the planter, saving on the weight of a dropper on the planter, etc. General directions for use of the row checker. Listing of various planters that the check rower is warranted for use. Romaine p. 7 notes a later item from this company. Bottom of spine chipped else very good.
Inventory Number: 37034