Came upon this out in a paddock when I was on the South Island back in June. I spent my teens in farm country and have paid at least a bit of attention to what farmers do and use over the years. Yet this contraption reminded me rather distinctly of some torture devices I saw in the Museum of the Inquisition in Cartagena, Colombia.

So whilst I am trying to figure out what it might do (disperse seeds perhaps?) I have to ponder the inventor and what was going through his mind when he came up with this.

Published by Titirangi Storyteller

Telling tales from around the world

4 thoughts on “Context

    1. They don’t got nothing that rusting away in a field in Texas??? I have not got a definitive answer from anyone… And I’ve discovered that I do not know any actual farmers anymore (never thought I would see that day!) and it seems neither do any of my friends… How has the world turned…


  1. Wow, that is some contraption. It really is a museum piece. I’ll ask my husband, the former landscaper, if he has any idea as to what it is . . .


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: