Farmer with horse-drawn roller at Southend, Kintyre

Maker
Peter MacKay
Production date
Circa 1900
Description
View of a farm worker behind a horse-drawn roller in a large flat field. The machine rolls two furrows simultaneously. It is designed to crush any clods and to firm the soil on the sides of the furrow but to leave the top of the furrow untouched.
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Department
Maker
Production date
Circa 1900
Subject person
Subject notes
The crop, possibly turnips, has already germinated, hence the need to avoid damage to it. Farming was very labour intensive with many jobs being done separately that were later done at one go by more complex machinery.
Accession number
P16662

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