Patent for a new and improved sod-cutter. This design consists, "with a sod-cutter comprising the frame, the horizontal blade, the beam, the handle-bars, and the brace-rod connecting the said beam with the outer handle-bar . . . of the upwardly and outwardly curved guide-rods secured to the rear of the said blades, the curved cutting-blades secured to said rods for dividing the cut sod into separate portions, and the fender provided with a forwardly-bent flange at its upper edge and secured to the said brace-rod diagonally of the machine and behind and above the said blades" (lines 76-88).
Photograph of Walt Speyer sitting outside of his sod home, also known as a "dugout". The home is on the right side of the photograph and on the left side are two dark horses. Walt Speyer is dressed in pants, a light-colored shirt, and a hat. Written on the photograph at the top is, "Pioneer Days in Beaver County". Underlined is, "Walt Speyers". Written on the door to his house is, "1903", and written across the bottom is, "Daddy as a bachelor".
Photograph of sod house and wooden structure on left side of the frame. Woman sitting in horse-drawn buggy with a colt in front on the right side of the frame. There are men on horses in the background.
Photograph of George and Henry Schoenhals using a steam engine hiched to a trailer with traction outfits to break sod. The steam engine is on the left side of the frame with one of the men steering it. The other man stands on the trailer on the right side of the frame.
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