There are several "BD" markings on the castings that lead me to believe this is a "Bacon Drill" seeder and not another type.
The black finish on this seeder was most likely japanning, but I am still unsure about the finish on the silver parts. Usually nickel-plated steel builds up a greenish film that washes off after placed in Evapo-rust, but this did not happen at all.
The rest of the restoration was fairly straight forward as these are all just metal parts that needed de-rusting and paint. I used 3-4 coats of paint and 3 coats of clear-coat on everything.
There is a part on the back wheel that I do not know what it does. It may have been a counter or a measuring tool, from the looks of it.
The seeder was actually really fun to use and if I had a large garden this would still come in handy today!
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Antique Bacon Mfg. Co. Garden Seeder [Restoration]