Planet Jr. line designed for the small farmer, home gardener
Chris Moomaw with his show display. Among other pieces, the Planet Jr. product line included a fertilizer distributor, onion hoe, onion puller, celery hiller, harrow, pulverizer, drill marker and grass edger.
A Planet Jr. No. 1 seeder/wheel hoe manufactured about 1916. The model was produced from 1871-1925.
The No. 6 hill and drill seeder had a steel front wheel, and could be ordered with an optional separate tool frame and cultivating attachments. As with other models, it has height-adjustable handles and single-bolt convertibility. By 1907, all of the company’s cultivating attachments were designed to fit any Planet Jr. implement.
A Planet Jr. No. 22 Jiffy seeder dating to the 1940s in original condition. Originally equipped with a metal seed hopper, the seeder’s throat was designed to accommodate a standard Mason jar. “This one is authentic to the era,” Chris says. “I found it hanging in the rafters of a junk shop.” The Jiffy was intended for use in a home garden.
The Planet Jr. No. 2 seeder was manufactured from 1871-1925. This one, showing traces of original paint, dates to about 1875.
A Planet Jr. No. 4 seeder built about 1920 in original condition. The model was built from 1897 to the 1950s, a remarkably long production run.
A Planet Jr. No. 6 seeder dating to 1915 in original condition. The seed hopper is made of cast iron. This model was produced from 1907-18.
A Planet Jr. No. 1 seeder/wheel hoe manufactured in 1891.
The old shed all collectors dream of wandering into. This one, on the cover of a 1916 Planet Jr. catalog, shows a No. 4 seed drill with its attachments.