Wood snow plow

Contributed by Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum

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This horse pulled wood snow plow would cut two grooves in the snow and leave a raised "cone" in the center for the horse to walk on. The seat in front was for the teamster while a second man operated the levers and wheels in back. The levers operated the wings and the wheels operated the blade that cut 6" - 8" deep grooves for sleigh runners. When the spring came the roads became useless for vehicles and the only way to travel was by horseback.

This plow was built by L.F. Whittier.

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About This Item

  • Title: Wood snow plow
  • Creator: L.
  • Creation Date: 1910
  • Subject Date: 1910
  • Location: Aroostook County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 15.2 cm x 20.7 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
1678 U.S. Route 1, Littleton, ME 04730

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