Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Jack's Outback Rendezvous #6 Jack's Outback Rendezvous #6

Jack says that a lot of people who venture into the “Outback” think that these are tractor seats, but they are actually horse drawn implement seats, circa 1850-1890. By the time the tractor came into being the seats would become pressed tin, but these are beautifully cast iron. Jack tells me the reason they have all those holes in the seats was to “keep the farmer’s butts dry when they plowed in the rain.” He goes on to say that the seat revolutionized the agricultural industry. Original practices had farmers walk behind their implement, now seated their feet were freed up to utilize and control all kinds of other tools and gadgets. So they could both mow and rake at the same time, instead of making many passes. “The seat created a whole new ball game”.
Visit Jack’s Outback, 30 West Main Street, Cambridge, NY 518-677-2929.


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