|Patent Model Disk Harrow
Henry Rose owned the Sandwich Enterprise Company in Sandwich, Illinois. He sold his agricultural inventions through this company. This model is of the Rose Improved Disk Harrow. The model is less than a foot wide.
A harrow is a farm machine with disks that turn and break up or even off the soil after plowing. The purpose of his design was to make a harrow easier to use for the farmer and the horses that pulled it. It featured disks in two separate sections that moved independently. This allowed for easier turning. It also had spring steel cleaners moved by a pedal. They scrape soil from the disks so they can cut the ground without being weighted down by clinging dirt. There is a center disk, which cuts the center ridge of soil turned up by the side disks.