This improvement enables the farmer to plant with the same machine corn, oats and wheat, and in fact, all descriptions and sizes of seed, in the most regular and perfect manner. It also effectually clears the tubes of all stubble, and enables them to operate with certainty. This is really a good improvement, and one much needed. It is the invention of Philip M. Gundlach, of Belleville, 111.
This article was originally published with the title "Seed Drill" in Scientific American 13, 13, 99 (December 1857)