1912-10-07 Daily Herald – Gulfport, Mississippi
DISC PLOW DRAWN BY MOTOR TRACTOR
Product of the Dantzler Foundry Is Tried Out With Success and Inspected by Experts
Gulfport, October 7
A disc plow operated by a motor tractor is one of the recent products of the Dantzler Foundry and Machine Shop and was made under the supervision of D.E. Morris, general manager of that concern. This plow by actual measurement cuts a swath 6 feet wide and will with all its discs added cut 9 feet. It has been operated with success on the Bouslog tract of land in the rear of the Finley Hewes residence on East Beach. Among those seeing its operation were the immigration agents of the G. & S. I. and the L. & N. Railroads who spoke of its work as being excellent. This plow has a capacity of 12 acres per day on raw lands and more on lands already under cultivation. It cuts through root sand other minor obstructions on the land as it would through ordinary grass.
Mr. Morris, who designed and supervised the making of this big machine has ordered an Oliver Engine Gang Plow wheel he will attach to the motor tractor for experimental purposes. This plow will Cost $370, but should it do the work that is claimed for it, it will be used in conjunction with the disc.
It is believed that as the “back country” develops a demand for such plows as the Motor Tractor will be such as to justify its being manufactured here.
son of David Edmund “D.E.” MORRIS
daughter of John Harkness MORRIS