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Accession Number: 1965.48.1

Physical Description: Four foot Angell one-way disk plow. Consists of a series of eight, 19 1/2" diameter disks mounted vertically on a single horizontal axle. Three flanged cast iron yellow wheels each adjusted by a green ratcheted lever. Green strap iron frame bolted together. Pivoting, adjustable tractor hitch.

History of Object: Four foot version of one-way disc plow built about 1926 by Charlie J. Angell of Plains and used in his family's vegetable garden. Angell was a wheat farmer in southwest Kansas. He developed the one-way disc plow to reduce draft and thereby increase efficiency in tilling soil. The full-sized model of this implement measured 10 feet across and was commonly used on the Plains from the 1930s into the 1970s. See accession file for additional information.

Date: 1926

Dimensions (in cm): H: 60", W: 76"; L: 114"

Marks/Inscriptions: [stenciled in yellow on left part of frame] ANGELL ONE-WAY DISC PLOW || [parts numbers on castings beginning with the letter "A" followed by a one or two digit number] ||

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Associations and Subjects

    Origin, Place of: Plains (Kan.)
    Origin, Place of: Meade County (Kan.)
    Theme/topic: Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939
    Individual: Angell, Charlie J., 1882-
    Individual: Angell, Francis C., 1908-1974

Creators and Contributors

    Angell, Charlie J.

Status: Cataloged

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