model of Bulgarian plough
Model of Bulgarian plough. This is an example of the type of single loose fore-carriage plough manufactured in England for use in Bulgaria.
The late 18th century and early 19th century was a period of rapid development in many countries during which, the complete iron plough began to replace wooden type. Ploughs are basically two types; those either with or without land wheels, and called respectively wheel ploughs or swing ploughs. The latter are lighter in draught but require an experienced ploughman to work them; less skill is needed for wheel plough operation.
Common features of plough design such as tapering share which offers least resistance when passing through the soil, the hollowed-out and twisted mouldboard which turns the furrow slice, and the beam design which enables the most efficient transmission of power, are all evident in the models from those period.
- Agricultural Engineering
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overall (as displayed): 130 mm x 430 mm x 75 mm, 0.15 kg
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- Steinmetz, Mrs. B.M.; Steinmetz, Major A.S.B.
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