Antique Corn Cutter Held Kernels from Yesteryear

Corn cutter restoration includes surprise stash of stray corn kernels.

Cutter Illustration
The cutter was pulled by one horse and cut two rows of corn at a time. The two knives would be folded down to cut the stalks (typically two to four stalks) in each hill. Two men sat or stood on top of the cutter and, as the horse moved forward, each gathered the cut stalks from the row on his side of the cutter.
Illustration Courtesy Don McKinley and Marvin Huber