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Old Dutch farming equipment / Старая нидерландская сельскохозяйственная техника

Last winter, near the end of one of my walks through the snow in the local peat bog I got a message on my phone with a tip saying "they" would be moving a display of old Dutch farming equipment.

In these days of low or no budgets for museums and the like, "moving" usually means moving away, never to be seen again. So, I got into my car and slid it to the old farm where the farming equipment was.

I have been trying to find out what the farming equipment on display was used for, but I failed and only identified one, a plough (duh):

Olympus Stylus 1s, 60mm, ISO200, f8, 1/60s

Looking at the mechanism, it's easy enough to see what this old machine does, but I have no idea why they wanted it to do what it did:

Olympus Stylus 1s, 33mm, ISO200, f8, 1/50s

I couldn't even figure out what this one is supposed to do, let alone why (edit: it's a mowing machine):

Olympus Stylus 1s, 42mm, ISO200, f8, 1/50s

The same goes for this one:

Olympus Stylus 1s, 37mm, ISO200, f8, 1/50s

This one could be some sort of harrow, but I'm not sure:

Olympus Stylus 1s, 50mm, ISO200, f8, 1/50s

And a last mysterious contraption:

Olympus Stylus 1s, 45mm, ISO100, f2.8, 1/160s

Thanks for watching!

Comments 2

With such a plow as on the first photo my grandfather plowed the ground. He harnessed it to the horse. Sometimes I myself ruled this horse. My grandfather was an agronomist and grew large fields of potatoes.
The third photo is the mower.

24.04.2017 08:36

It's nice to see how universal and international farming is. Maybe farmers are the only people who understand each other the world over.
A mower! Thanks, I put that in.

24.04.2017 09:32