Thrale's lime sowing machine
I'm currently studying an MA in History, one aspect of which is the Victorian farming industry in Hertfordshire. During my research I came across the following in a 1947 article on Home Counties Farming 1840-1880.
A few Hertfordshire farmers had adopted steam cultivation ... A simple lime-sowing machine had been invented by one Thrale and was made by Davis of Hemel Hempstead. All this shows a progressive spirit.
As the Thrales were prominent farmers in the area, I assume the lime sowing machine was a local invention and wondered whether you had any further information please? It would certainly be an interesting addition to the information I've already collected. Hoping you can shed some light on it.Elaine Saunderswww.completetext.com