Hoover horse drawn potato digger, Ohio, ca. 1915
Contributed by Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
In 1885 Isaac W. Hoover applied for a patent for his design for a potato digger. The next year, he In 1916 Hoover of Avery, Ohio, and his brother-in-law, Albert Prout, formed the Hoover & Prout Co. to manufacture and promote the Hoover potato digger.
In 1910, Prout left the business and it was renamed the Hoover Manufacturing Co. In 1926 Hoover sold his digger to the John Deere Plow Co., which had been the digger's sole distributor.
- Title: Hoover horse drawn potato digger, Ohio, ca. 1915
- Creation Date: circa 1915
- Subject Date: circa 1915
- Town: Avery, Littleton
- County: Aroostook, Erie
- State: ME, OH
- Media: steel, wood
- Dimensions: 164 cm x 110 cm x 527 cm
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:
Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
1678 U.S. Route 1, Littleton, ME 04730
(207) 538-9604 (Debbie)
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