Model of Egyptian plough

Made:
1926
Model of native-made Egyptian plough, 1926

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Model of native-made Egyptian plough, 1926
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Model of native-made Egyptian plough, 1926.

This is a representative type of the implement in use prior to the Christian Era, some of which may still be in use in the less developed countries. The early farming tools were often constructed from a suitably shaped branch of a tree, probably fitted with an ox-horn. These ploughs are unable to turn a furrow slice, but stirred the soil in a manner resembling the modern cultivator tine.

Of interest in this model is the unusually large share. It was made of 1/8" iron plate, well hammered and them sharpened.

Details

Category:
Agricultural Engineering
Object Number:
1926-827
Materials:
metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (laid flat): 17 mm x 412 mm x 80 mm, 0.29 kg
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Steinmetz, Mrs. B.M.; Steinmetz, Major A.S.B.