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Plough Model - Mouldboard, Stump Jump, R.B. Smith, Kalkabury, 1876 Object Reg. No: ST 020956

Summary:
Model of a single furrow stump jump mouldboard plough. Model of the plough invented by R.B. Smith, of Kalkabury, South Australia, 1876 - the world's first stump jump plough. An adjustable weight on a hinged, mouldboard carrying member is employed for the purpose of returning the mouldboard to its work after surmounting an obstacle. The principle of the pivoted tilling member is still in universal use.

This model was made at H. V. McKay Massey Harris. Smith produced a three furrow plough before a single furrow version. This model differs in detail from published illustrations of the single furrow version.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, 1938
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 25.50 cm (Height), 29.00 cm (Width), 61.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: agriculture, industrial design, ploughs, ni, innovation design
Themes this item is part of: Hugh V. McKay, Agricultural Implement & Machinery Manufacturer, Ballarat & Sunshine, Victoria, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Crop Management - Ploughing
Tertiary Classification: model ploughs
Inventor: R. Smith, Kalkabury, South Australia, Australia, circa 1876
Modelmaker: H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, pre 1938

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