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In the time I have been in this hobby, I have met many great people.  I have especially enjoyed the interesting people I have met on my two trips to Troy, NY to the home of Rototiller and Troy-Bilt.  On my last trip in 2012 I have the pleasure of meeting Mr. John Pattison, a former employee of Troy-Bilt, who grew up around Rototiller's founder, CW Kelsey.  John's father was part of a law firm who represented Rototiller, Inc. in its business dealings.  John has an interest in a vital part of a tiller - the tine.  He has researched and written a very informative article on the evolution of tines.  I am pleased to host this article on my website.

Tine Talk by John R Pattison