Ira James Kaar [RG0927.AM]

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


Revised TMM        10-05-2016

 

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