Seller: mtroadfinds (2,431) 100%, Location: Montgomery Center, Vermont, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 142174606642 Condition: Operational antique., Color: Brown, Maker: Sheffield, Material: WOOD & METAL, SIZE:: 32" Tall / Weighs 5 lbs., PATENT DATE:: JULY 25, 1893, MODEL:: THE AMERICAN STANDARD, MADE BY:: SHEFFIELD MFG. CO., BURR OAK, MICHIGAN, Details: ANTIQUE / 1893 AMERICAN STANDARD HAND HELD CORN SEEDER ORIGINAL / NO ALTERATIONS VERMONT BARN FIND / VICTORIAN ERA / 19TH. CENTURY. 'PRACTICAL' WOOD & IRON CONTRAPTION THAT IS NOW A HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE ITEM. STILL USABLE FOR PLANTING STUFF WITHOUT THE NEED FOR BENDING: The way this works is you fill up the can with the seed, you place the planter on the ground and rock the unit forward on its' front foot, this releases a door on the can which drops the seed you require into the funnel and down on the ground and amount of seed dropped is based on how long you keep the unit pressed forward. Release the spring loaded forward pressure and it will stop the seed flowing and then you move to a new location and press forward again to seed. UNLIKE SOME OF THESE OLD TIMERS THAT HAVE MISSING PARTS, THIS ONE IS COMPLETE. CORN SEED RELEASE LEVER WORKS FINE AS DOES THE ENTIRE CONTRAPTION. THE METAL FUNNEL WHERE THE SEED DROPS FROM THE CAN IS A BIT BENT BUT WILL EASILY BEND BACK TO SHAPE AS IT IS OF LIGHT GAUGE METAL. THE HANDLE HAS A SPLIT WHERE THE THREE HOLES ARE LOCATED WHICH ADJUSTS THE HANDLE HEIGHT FOR THE USER [Now Usable and can be either glued or reinforced.]. WEIGHS 5 LBS. / MEASURES 32" LONG x 11" [at widest] . SEE OUR EBAY STORE FOR 500+ UNIQUE ITEMS: http://stores.ebay.com/MOUNTAIN-ROAD-FINDS SHIPPING IS USPS FOR U.S. & EBAY GLOBAL FOR INTERNATIONAL. FEES ARE VIA EBAY SHIPPING CALCULATOR. Please do not ask us to declare false information on Customs forms. This includes stating the item sold at a lower value, that the item is not usable, or is a gift. THIS IS CUSTOMS FRAUD, AND IS PUNISHABLE BY LAW IN THE UNITED STATES. We will not honor these requests.