It's A Clod Crusher!!
Yes for crushing clods which means this email will likely be pretty short because as it turns out, this does exactly what it’s named to do. Looks like the Clod Crusher was not only innovative, but caught on quickly!
Crosskill's improved patent self-cleaning clod-crusher and roller was awarded the special gold medal by the Royal Agricultural Society of England and was priced at £16 or with travelling wheels £18 ($20-25 in today’s US currency). Crosskill had already sold nearly 2500 clod crushers by 1850.
Original image description from the Deutsche FotothekLandwirtschaft & Ackerbau & Getreideanbau & Walze
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