Frontier Village is now the home of an Aspinwall planter

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By JERRY FERGUSON

This Aspinwall planter was purchased, new, in the year 1920, by William L Browning, Sr. at the Owl Hardware Store in Bonner Springs, Kansas at the price off $125.00. The Western Missouri Antique Tractor and Machinery Association is thankful to display this planter donated by Mrs. Norma Browning and family and Gene and Margaret Browning and family. It was donated in memory of “Uncle Bill” Browning and restored by George and Dorothy Delameter and friends in 1990. The Brownings would plant 60 to 100 acres per year with this planter in the Kaw River bottoms.

As seen in the picture this planter has the seed hopper in front of the operator; many have the hopper behind the operator. Potato “seed” was potatoes cut with one “eye” which was where the sprout would come.

The Aspinwall planter as well as so much more is on display at Frontier Village.

For the full story, see the April 24 issue of The Adrian Journal.