Help needed to restore corn planter

Letters to the Editor

| March 2010

Wooden corn planter

Norman Roering needs help to restore this wooden corn planter with wooden drums for wheels.

Norman Roering

This wooden corn planter has wooden drums for wheels that measure 8 by 28 inches. There is a lot of evidence of red paint with yellow, gold or orange pinstripes. It is set at a 42-inch row width. The planter boxes have wooden lids. The seed is dropped manually by a person sitting up front. The seed plates measure 4 inches by 13 inches. They have holes for different sizes of seeds. They slide in the box and have a “V” stamped on them. Other parts are stamped with “DD” or “EE.” I am looking for information and pictures to guide me in restoring it.

Norman Roering
43512 Co. Rd. 19
Belgrade, MN 56312
(320) 254-3452

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