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 Collection — Folder: S3085
Identifier: S3085

Scope and Contents

The dated materials found in Collection S3085 extend from 1878 to 1897. Half of the items in this collection relate to farm equipment, including a disk cultivator and harrow, wheel cultivator, sulky plow, pole rake, cultivator, and clover huller. Other items in the collection include a “Legislative Directory” for the 1897 Indiana State Legislature, a post card, and a business card for a photographic studio.

Item listing:

12 Aug. 1878 - Illustration (7” x 10 ½”) of disk cultivator and harrow, invented by F. Bramer; a wheel cultivator, invented by W. Aldrich; a cultivator, invented by J. L. Buskett; and a sulk plow, invented by C.A. Hague.

5 Jan. 1893 - TLS from W.S. McMulen to J.W. Vansyrac; soliciting a testimonial in behalf of Harvey’s Self-Feeding Attachment for clover hullers.

1897 - “Legislative Directory”

n.d. - Illustration of pole rake

n.d. - Post card with photograph of two men admiring a steeplejack’s device for climbing poles

n.d. - Business card of Terminal Studio, 106 W. Market Street, Indianapolis


  • 1878-1897

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

In the last decade of the 19th century, Harvey, Wray & Co., builders of Harvey’s self-Feeding Attachment for clover hullers, was located at 22 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, IN.

Other designer and builders of farm equipment found in Collection S3085 were F. Bramer, W. Aldrich, J.L. Buskett, C.A. Hague, and the Hoosier Drill Company.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1999 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created in 1999 by Philip N. Williams.
Advertising collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.