Historic Hood River
Time to Spray
This W. F. Laraway negative shows a nice mix of old and new. The horse drawn wagon has a nice gasoline powered sprayer unit on it.
Dean Fletcher’s caption offers some fine detail:
Howard Cooper working with an Ideal Spray Machine. The Ideal Spray Machine was advertised in Better Fruit magazine as “Planned and built in Hood River to meet the needs of Hood River orchards.” Made by D. McDonald, 1910 price was $250. Motor chain is attached to agitator screw, located inside the tank, to keep arsenate -of-lead spray solution in suspension. [A-030]