Carpenter-Turned-Manufacturer Refines Early Corn Planter

George W. Brown's corn planter made the laborious task of planting corn easier.

While not a Brown planter, this similar machine has the small, forward seat for the attendant and a hand lever that actuates the dropping mechanism on the right-hand seed box. The lever could be placed on either side and footrests for the attendant can be seen on each side.
Photo courtesy Sam Moore