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Specifications of goods & tools, supplied to a colonist

Specifications for the residence and farming utensils, which a German colonist will need:

  1. One plow, including all the iron parts for four horses.

  2. Two wooden harrows for the entire village, all together 20 wooden harrows.

  3. All the horse equipment for four horses.

  4. One horse cart with two short and two long sides.

  5. One horse sled.

  6. Two pulling chains for four horses.

  7. Two sickles with wooden handle.

  8. One scythe with equipment.

  9. One wooden bed.

  10. One heavy blanket.

  11. One bed sack for stroh.

  12. One long stock for grain thrashing.

  13. One axe.

  14. One wooden bat.

  15. Two wooden shovels.

  16. One iron ditch-digging tool.

  17. One iron pitchfork

  18. One wooden pitchfork.

  19. One cutting knife.

  20. One saw.

  21. One large and one small drill.

  22. One water pail.

  23. One milk pail.

  24. One butter-making barrel.

  25. One dough-making trough.

  26. One sieve for flour.

  27. One wooden bread shovel. (To slide the bread in to the outside oven & take it out again.)

  28. Six sacks.

  29. One rope.

  30. One spinning wheal.

  31. On animals: four horses, one cow.

 *Hofkammer = Royal Parliament

[Contributed by Brigitte Wolf from the Sekitsch book, translated by Rosina Schmidt. Published at DVHH.org by Jody McKim, 10 Jan 2004]

 

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