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Old Feb 27, 2005, 10:44 PM   #1
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in the back yard of an old landscaper's house that's now a city park...


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Old Mar 1, 2005, 3:47 AM   #2
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That's been there a while! I almost didn't spot it!

What's a sickle car? I feel like I should know the answer to this already. Is it used during harvesting?
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yeah, it was used mainly for cutting hay and other crops that didn't require threshing. this is an old style from the days of transition between horse and tractor, but it has the tractor yoke on the front of it. the big gear just inside the left wheel was connected by a shaft and pinion arrangement to drive the sickle bar itself (the long blade-like thing on the side with pointy bits), which works much like a giant barber's shears... one set of blades slides back and forth while the other stays still. the way this was set up, the faster the cart was pulled, the faster the blades moved back and forth. the bar could be raised to its present position for storage, or lowered parallel to the ground for use. judging by the style of wheels, seat, etc., i'd guess this to be between70 and 100 years old.
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Well camaflouged - it loos like it hasn't been disturbed for a while. Nice "find".

* Would be a bit concerned about that blade on the left though in a park - a bit dangerous for the kiddies?
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Well camaflouged - it loos like it hasn't been disturbed for a while. Nice "find".

* Would be a bit concerned about that blade on the left though in a park - a bit dangerous for the kiddies?
not really a kiddie park anyway... mostly just a well preserved "farm" sort of property the city bought and kept in its (mostly) original state. not the sort of place one would take little Timmy to let him run wild... there's a kiddie park about half a mile away with all sorts of outdoor toys for little ones..
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