School: Adamstown (roll number 3755)

Location:
Adamstown, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
D. Curtis

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0900, Page 117

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The Potato-Digger :

The potato-digger is used for digging potatoes.
It is composed of a set of sprongs,
a sock, two wheels, a shaft, and
a seat.
The set of sprongs is attached to the back of the potato-digger, and are made of iron.
The set is made up of five or six sprongs.
Each sprong is made of a bar of iron about a foot long, and another bar of iron in the shape of a U is attached to the top of it.
All the sprongs are attached to a bar of iron coming from the middle of the digger, and they resemble a wheel.

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