School: Adamstown (roll number 3755)

Adamstown, Co. Wexford
D. Curtis

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0900, Page 118

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The set of sprongs turn round when the digger moves, and they remove the drill from its place, and reveal the potatoes.
The sock is place beneath the sprongs and when the digger moves, the sock goes under the drill and rises it up, to enable the sprongs to separate the clay from the potatoes.
The wheels are attached to body one at each side.
They are made of metal and are about two and a half or three feet in diameter.
The seat is placed in the middle of the digger, and it is on this the driver sits.
A shaft of wood about seven or eight feet long is attached to the front of

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