The Marquis of Tweedale has succeeded perfectly in working plows by steam power. The distinguished English agriculturist, Mr. Meche," in a late article, says, " there can .be no doubt but that very shortly every agriculturist must use steam power if he is to stand his ground in the race of agricultural competition. The want of it is already felt if not seen, by those who have not the means or inclination to use it. The time ie approaching when a steam engine on a farm will be as common as the drill or threshing machine, although like them, it has to pass through the ordeal of disbelief, doubt, and prejudice. A committee of the Royal Agricultural Society give the,most extrordinai-y accounts of the rapid introduction of farm locomotive engines, during the last three years.
This article was originally published with the title "Steam Power on Farms" in Scientific American 8, 50, 393 (August 1853)