THE GREAT DESIDERATUM, OR THE IMPROVED CULTIVATOR PLOUGH. ... THE ABOVE ARE CUTS OF ELDRED'S CULTIVATOR PLOUGH, PATENTED DEC. 20, 1845, WHICH STANDS PRE-EMINENT AS AN INSTRUMENT IN HUSBANDRY, BEING A SAVING OF ONE-HALF THE LABOR AND TIME COMPARED WITH THE FORMER IMPROVEMENTS IN PLOWING OR CULTIVATING THE SOIL... THE CULTIVATOR COMBINES THE ADVANTAGES IN A VERY CONSIDERABLE DEGREE OF THE PLOUGH AND HARROW BOTH IN THE EFFICIENCY AND RAPIDITY OF THE WORK PERFORMED. IT MAY WITH PROPRIETY BE CALLED THE HORSE HOE. THIS CULTIVATOR IS THE ONLY ONE OVER WHICH WE HAVE PERFECT CONTROL OF EACH PLOUGH IN REGULATING EACH AT PLEASURE...

[np: ca. 1845]. Broadside, 10.75" 16.5". Two illustrations of the apparatus at the top, caption-title followed by eight lines of verse. Light foxing, light old folds, lower blank right corner torn [no text loss]. Early ink notation above illustrations. Description is followed by an invitation to view a demonstration. The place and date of the demonstration are left blank, to be accomplished by hand. Good+.

Allen Eldred of Oppenheimer, N.Y., received Patent No. 4,320 for the Improved Cultivator Plough on December 20, 1845. His patent claims were: "I. - Joining the sockets that receive the standards of the plows to the frame, as herein described, to admit of adjusting in a vertical as well as horizontal direction; 2. The method of adjusting the front double tooth by means of the enlarged mortice and wedges, in combination with the journal projections on the standards as described." [Allen, James T.: DIGEST OF AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS PATENTED IN THE UNITED STATES FROM A.D. 1789 TO JULY 1881, Page 1 of "Cultivators" Section.]
This patent is also mentioned in Edmund Burke's LIST OF PATENTS FOR INVENTIONS AND DESIGNS, ISSUED BY THE UNITED STATES, FROM 1790 TO 1847, Washington, D.C.: 1847, on page 10 of the Class I section.]
Not located on OCLC [as of 1/12]. Item #26875

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