Monday, December 1, 2008

New Orleans 1885: Agricultural Implements Section.....

The section devoted to agricultural implements was located at the north end of the Main Building, and occupied a space of almost two acres. Within this large area were displayed numerous types of conveyances used in the agricultural industry. Exhibits of plows, harrows, threshers, spreaders, cultivators, seeders, cutters, diggers, grinders, harvesting and binding machines, and other forms of agricultural devices were shown in large number. Thomas Meikle & Co. had a prominent display, featuring a miniature model-farm with various agricultural devices shown in motion. North of the Main Building was located the large Wagon Building, an annex of the agricultural implements section, where many types and styles of wagons were displayed.

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