Jim’s oldest corn planters, patented in the 1850s and 1860s. Second from left: a salesman’s sample; second from right, the actual production model.
Two-handed fertilizer/corn planter.
“Automatic” corn/pumpkin seed planter.
Patented in 1867, this planter features quality workmanship (the seed chamber appears to have been turned with a lathe) and a leaded glass area at the bottom left allowing the farmer to monitor seed drop.
Original inscription showing patent dates and directions for the Improved Monitor planter.