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These plows had single handles with cross-bars to hold them by. The first plow of the form now in use was called the `Dutcher' and was made in Toronto, the `Norton' plow following soon afterwards. The `Dutcher' cost from six to eight dollars and was made of cast metal. Nearly all the local blacksmiths tried their hand at making the new kind of plow, but the best was made by John Newton of Cobourg. It cost twenty dollars as compared with fifty dollars for one imported from Scotland. The `Lapfurrow,' which sold for seven dollars, was the first

SELF-RAKING REAPER

American plow imported. The first reaper in the neighbourhood, and I believe the first in the province, was imported from Rochester by Daniel McKeyes in 1843. The horses used in operating it were driven tandem and a man stood on the platform to throw off the sheaves. This reaper would cut twelve acres in a day and did as good work, so far as cutting was concerned, as the self-binders of to-day. The McCormack

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