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One-way disk plow manufactured by Charles Angell of Plains, Kansas. Angell, a wheat farmer, developed a plow that set all disks at the same angle, or "one-way," to increase tilling efficiency. Farmers liked that it plowed faster and easily broke up hard soil, but its overuse created a fine, dusty layer that quickly blew away in heavy winds. This is a smaller version of the actual plow, which was ten feet wide. Angell made this four-foot model for use in his family's vegetable garden.
Creator: Angell, Charlie J.
Item Number: 209943
KSHS Identifier: 1965.48.1
Agriculture - Agricultural methods and practices - Plowing
Agriculture - Implements and machinery - Plows
Built Environment - Areas of Significance - Agriculture
Collections - Museum
Date - 1920s - 1926
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Federal agencies and programs - Agencies - Agriculture, Department of
Objects and Artifacts - Tools & Equipment for Materials - Agricultural - Plow - Disk
People - Notable Kansans - Angell, Charlie John
Places - Cities and towns - Plains
Places - Counties - Meade
Thematic Time Period - Great Depression and Dust Bowl, 1929-1941
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts