Early Days of Steam Plowing in the U.K.

A look at steam plowing in the fields of Great Britain in the mid-1800s, and how it differed from steam power in the U.S.

Head Anchor Carriage
Jeremiah Head’s patented anchor carriage. The rope to a ground anchor is shown at left. This was used at the Royal Agricultural Society of England trials at Chester in 1858. Jeremiah Head was a partner at Ransomes & Sims but worked very closely with John Fowler.
Photo courtesy Steam Plough Club archives