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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG0927.AM:  Ira James Kaar, 1851-1916



Patents, etc.:  1902-1908

Havelock, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Inventor

Size:  One folder



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born in New Jersey in 1851, Ira James Kaar was living with his family in Illinois in 1870.  By 1880, Kaar had married Emma Wolfersberger, and the couple was living in Lancaster County, Nebraska.  Kaar farmed and patented various agricultural implements.  Later, he worked as a drayman and a real estate agent.  Ira James Kaar died on February 14, 1916.  He is buried next to his wife in Wyuka Cemetery at Lincoln, Nebraska.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of one folder containing information regarding farm equipment that was invented by Ira James Kaar, Havelock, Nebraska. It includes the patent applications he submitted for a Lister Attachment for Planters (1902); a Double Lister (1904); a Potato Feeding Mechanism (1908); a Disk Scraping Mechanism (1906); and a Corn and Potato Planter (1908). There are also three advertising cards for several of the Kaar implements. Also included is a history of the Two-Row Loose-Ground Potato Planter and the Two-Row Loose-Ground Lister (which was manufactured by the Lincoln Lister & Plow Company).



 



Subject headings:



Agricultural implements — Nebraska — Lincoln

Agricultural machinery — Nebraska — Lincoln

Businesses — Lincoln (Nebraska)

Corn planters

Farm equipment — Nebraska — Lincoln

Inventions — Nebraska — Lincoln

Inventors — Nebraska — Lincoln

Kaar, Ira James, 1851-1916

Lincoln Lister & Plow Company (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Listers

Potato planters



 



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