This 1884 advertisement used an illustration of a winged Dutchman holding an ear of corn aloft to promote the Flying Dutchman Jr. 3-wheeled plow manufactured by the Moline Plow Company.
Founded in 1865, Moline Plow purchased the Flying Dutchman plow line the same year this advertisement was published. From the ad:
We take the
Liberty of Enlightening
IN REGARD TO THE UNEQUALED MERITS
OF THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Jr.
The Original and Famous Three-Wheeled Plow, which for Lightness of Draft and Working Qualities is the Con-
ceded Champion of the Whole Plowed World.
MOLINE PLOW COMPANY