The Tailboard Scraper

There was blacksmith in Fallon by the name of George Spreyer. He had a patent on a leveling machine which soon gained the title of “The Tailboard Scraper.” The first 10 to 15 years saw almost all land in Fallon prepared in that Fashion. The scrapers came in various sizes depending on available horse power. For convenience, a board was attached, so  the user wouldn’t have to walk as much. In result it was nicknamed the “Lazy Board”. The scraper was used to refine the slope of the field and reduced the size of the plowed cobbles. (1911)

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