Author Topic: Lar Loughlin my great uncle 1920's ireland potato cart please restore  (Read 549 times)

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Re: Lar Loughlin my great uncle 1920's ireland potato cart please restore
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 11 January 18 23:59 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps this type of thing
Exactly like that. The one I knew went to an agricultural museum.
I wrote a comment on the other post with a similar picture about how the blade could be raised to an upright position so the machine could fit through gateways.

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Re: Lar Loughlin my great uncle 1920's ireland potato cart please restore
« Reply #10 on: Friday 12 January 18 13:08 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Maiden stone and japeflakes for the information and photos .I think it must be even the wheels look the same and with the two horses and the driver sitting low down as you said the grass short on one side too.  good effort Japeflakes on the restore also

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Re: Lar Loughlin my great uncle 1920's ireland potato cart please restore
« Reply #11 on: Friday 12 January 18 16:26 GMT (UK) »
sepia edition:

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Re: Lar Loughlin my great uncle 1920's ireland potato cart please restore
« Reply #12 on: Friday 12 January 18 16:37 GMT (UK) »
Thankyou Japeflakes that is brilliant good job.

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Re: Lar Loughlin my great uncle 1920's ireland potato cart please restore
« Reply #13 on: Friday 12 January 18 22:22 GMT (UK) »
japeflakes, thanks for bringing Henry Bamford & Sons to my attention.
henrybamfordandsonsuttoxeterengland.co.uk/history/1871-1882/
There's a drawing of a 2-horse mower, viewed from behind, at the foot of that web-page.
The "Royal" no. 5 horse mowing machine was introduced in 1882. It was a machine which made Bamford's famous. The "Royal" was made in a number of versions, 1 and 2-horse, each with a right or left-hand cut. The 2-horse model had a 4 foot 3 inches cutting-bar. It cost 16 10 shillings.
There is a picture of a potato-digger on the page about the years 1920-30.
I have a photograph of a 1-horse mower at haymaking time.

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Re: Lar Loughlin my great uncle 1920's ireland potato cart please restore
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 13 January 18 09:31 GMT (UK) »
You can see two teeth of the mower just behind the horse's hoof on the left hand side.

Dad used to mow our hay with that sort of implement.    ;)

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Re: Lar Loughlin my great uncle 1920's ireland potato cart please restore
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 14 January 18 03:49 GMT (UK) »
Thanks guys and Japeflakes your version in sepia looks even better than your b&w version really cool.