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New Idea Manure Spreader

A full-page ad in a 1918 issue of Country Gentleman magazine.

Some history :

"In 1899, an Ohio schoolmaster named Joseph Oppenheim witnessed a unique problem. Farm boys were often missing class to clean barns and spread manure. In his quest for a solution, Oppenheim developed the first commercially successful mechanical manure spreader. It was affectionately called Oppenheim's New Idea"

The spreaders were designed to be horse-drawn in those days.

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Taken on April 5, 2009