A 'Holy Man'; 1900s; 2818

Name/Title

A 'Holy Man'

About this object

Growing tobacco produced many innovative devices to aid in planting both seeds and seedlings. This piece of equipment was used to create holes in the soil for planting out tobacco seedlings, giving a uniform depth and space. By pressing down on the top bar the "teeth" would go into the soil, thus creating the holes.

Date Made

1900s

Place Made

New Zealand

Medium and Materials

wood and metal

Subject and Association Description

Ingenious implement to create uniform holes for planting out tobacco seedlings

Object Type

Planter

Object number

2818

Copyright Licence  

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