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Planet Jnr single wheel plough 1885-1941

This plough is a good example of the type of garden cultivator that was used in Australia during the first half of the 20th century. This sort of cultivator was only suitable for small farming plots because it had to be pushed by the user. It was used to stir the surface of the soil to disturb small weeds so that they would not grow. It was typically done after ploughing and before seeding the soil. They were also useful for keeping down the weeds between rows of growing crops. At the time, …


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Object Statement

Garden cultivator, single wheel plough, timber / metal, made by Planet Jnr, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America, 1885-1941

Physical Description

Steel wheel with six spokes, attached to a steel plowshare. The two points at which wooden handles were once attached have steel bolts in them.


Planet Jnr, USA is imprinted into the metal on the blade


Credit Line

Source unknown

Acquisition Date

5 July 2006

Cite this Object


Planet Jnr single wheel plough 1885-1941 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 31 March 2023, <>


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