1917 HSCS RR45 ‘Simple’ Maize Sheller

Before tractors became the norm, most farms used horses to move carts, plough fields and carry out many other tasks. The horses (and other animals on the farm) would have needed a varied diet and during winter months would have needed vegetables ground up to add to their feed.

Several different designs by many different companies were produced ranging from hand powered examples such as this one to more elaborate belt driven versions.

This self-adjusting maize (corn-on-the-cob) grinder was built by Hofherr Schrantz, Clayton & Shuttleworth in Vienna and was donated to The Collection in 2010. Its original paintwork is still intact. It was built to be operated by hand but could also be driven from a belt as well.

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