Preserving the Walking Plow

Slater, Mo., collector’s antique farm equipment collection includes walking plows and sulky plows of all kinds

The one-handled Eddy plow was manufactured in the 1830s in Albany, N.Y.
The one-handled Eddy plow was manufactured in the 1830s in Albany, N.Y., by Waldon Eddy, a distant relative of collector Harold Eddy. “If an Eddy, always ready,” company promotional materials proclaimed. Harold says the one-handled plow, of English design, was also called a corn or orchard plow. The design allowed the user to walk on unplowed ground instead of in the furrow, with his arm braced against the wooden handle, holding the peg with his right hand.