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Posted: 5/6/2012 2:45:09 PM
   

waird plow

Here is a plow the father in law picked up at an auction. Don't know if it's for busting up hard ground or pulling out roots.

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Posted: 5/7/2012 5:16:24 AM
   

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Dennis/Suzzie:

Cool Plow!! That is  # 67 Steel Cast Rooter Plow it is the same plow as the one in the middle of this ad. If you want to purchase this ad it is on ebay right now Item number: 221012452717.

There is also another ad on there showing a Contractors plow that is used for ripping up pavement roads,  now that would make a man out of anyone!!

Joe

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Posted: 2/3/2014 6:07:19 AM
   

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I hope Dennis and Suzie is keeping track on this site, if so please cast your mind back to last September and the Erdle auction in Canandaigua, I recall seing in the long line of tractors in the weeds an arched cast iron axle with lifting handles each side and a pair of wheels with a style of hub and spokes I had not seen before, the Wiard name and address was cast into the arch axle.

At the time I wondered what it was from and thought it would be a lovely piece of cast iron to display, did you see or even buy that piece Dennis? as I know you bought a few pieces there.

Well this weekend whilst browsing my Wiard literature I think I have found the implement it was from in the 1893 catalogue, this catalog charts their production from 1804 to 1893 and the listing of the Patent Silky Plow with what looks like a wooden beam seems to fit what I recall seeing in Canandaigua.

A very nice early example of a sulky plow and Wiard claim in their literature they claim to be "the oldest plow makers in the USA"

Hope this rare piece survived into preservation and someone's collection last September, rather than in the scrap pile going to China, as it looked like it had sat there for many many years.

Malcolm.

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Posted: 2/3/2014 6:49:55 AM
   

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Very good memory. Yes that piece made it's way back to Wisconsin. What would be great is if somewhere there was all the pieces to put back together. But that is a long shot. We also picked up a couple of those Plow books off of ebay so we do have pictures to work off of


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Posted: 2/3/2014 7:37:36 AM
   

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Lets see how the pic's turn out


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Posted: 2/3/2014 7:53:54 AM
   

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Here are some pictures of the sulky plow frame and also a couple of pictures of a horse drawn tile plow. It was used to help dry out heavy soils.

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Posted: 2/4/2014 6:38:18 AM
   

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Many thanks for the pictures, I am very pleased to hear it has gone to a good home and hopefully one day it may get re united with some plow parts, certainly a very early piece of Wiard history.

What else did you get in your truck that day?

Malcolm. 


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Posted: 2/4/2014 4:02:12 PM
   

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That radiator that was up against the shed and purchased the junk row Wallis with the PTO. took the parts we could and tried to make a friend with a junk dealer that was gonna part it out some more and sorry we probably know the rest of that story.


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Posted: 2/25/2014 5:55:01 PM
   

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Here is a plow the father in law picked up from Roger Goodrich. It is a swivel plow, it is also called a side-hill plow.

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Posted: 2/25/2014 9:59:37 PM
   

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As a side note Norman Wiard invented the Wiard cannon which was produced during the American Civil War.  He was the brother of George Wiard of the Wiard Plow Works.


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