Rake Development Spurred by Mower Technology

Mechanizing the Farm: Part 2 of 3

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From an 1898 catalog: Symm’s patent hay and grain caps “thoroughly waterproof wood fibre caps … that will last a lifetime. $6 a dozen.” The caps were said to produce superior hay, keeping rain and dew from the hay, and protecting it from sunlight during the day while retaining heat overnight.