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Oliver Plows
Posted by Lori Luther at 2006-01-16 10:53:12
My husband has just bought an Oliver #10 horse drawn plow and I have been trying to look all over the internet for stuff on the Oliver plows or even a book on horse drawn plows, but I can not find one anywhere. Does anyone know where I can find something on them?
Response by Harold at 2006-01-16 15:26:37
LORI, I have a copy of a catolog that has pictures and a description of all the Oliver horse drawn walking plows. I could make you a copy, if that would help. e mail me privately at Harold
Response by Buggy at 2006-01-16 16:48:49
Try Horsedrawn Plows and Plowing by Lynn Miller. It makes three references: Oliver No. 10N a wood beam 1 or 2 horse plow with a 11" bottom, calling it the smallest of the No. 40 series. a G-10 plow, steel beam saying it is midway between a Breaker and a GP plow, suitable for new ground; PB-10 chilled middlebuster for gritty soils. There could be more. All the old records are in a library I think somewhere in Kansas. Got some stuff from them once, most helpful. Found them on the web. There is more out there, keep Googling.
Response by Felt at 2006-01-16 17:04:37
Horse Drawn Plows and Plowing

Lynn Miller. Small Farmers Journal, inc..

If it ain't in there, it probably is not worth knowing.

I bet Gail has a source for it in her book store as well.
Response by Rural Heritage at 2006-01-16 17:50:57
Lynn's book keeps going in and out of print. Right now it's out. We keep trying, but have not been given a date when it will again be available. Gail
Response by Brabant owner in SC at 2006-01-16 19:31:11
If you need any new parts for the Oliver 10 just let me know. I have new frogs, points, wings, slides, and handle brackets. Also have complete plow.
Response by Buggy at 2006-01-18 10:34:28
Found it: the Floyd County Historical Society, , in Gilbert City, Iowa, ph: 641-228-1099 and fax 641-228-1157 is the final resting place for Oliver, Hart-Parr, Cockshutt and I think Mini-Mo manuals and records. They are very helpful and for a couple of bucks will send you copies of what you need.
Response by donna at 2013-06-11 18:34:03
My 98 year old father just passed away. I want to restore his plow. It says 40 oliver and I do not know what the original colors were. It has wooden handles. Any help? I appreciate it as it would be a great keepsake to remember him. Thanks Donna

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