1875 Vandiver Corn Planter
Pictures of the 1875 Vandiver Corn Planter - The Henry Ford Museum
1875 Vandiver Corn Planter - The Henry Ford Museum
Lever action on the corn planter released corn kernels in an evenly spaced grid pattern. Corn was generally planted on a four-foot grid for easy weeding between the rows. While one person drove the horses for this corn planter, the second worked the lever to drop seed at the desired spot. This planter was made by Vandiver Corn Planter Company, Quincy, Illinois.