Far left: Tommy Flowers, Blackville, S.C., drives his team of Brabants on a modern manure spreader built by E-Z Spreader Manufacturing, of Sugarcreek, Ohio.
Left: Face of a 1914 sales brochure put out by New Idea Spreader Co. (Author’s collection.)Below: An Oliver Superior horse-drawn manure spreader from the 1930s. (Author’s collection.)Right: A patent drawing from 1862, showing the first attempt to move a load of manure to the rear of the spreader box by mechanical means.