|Object ID #||1959.041.001|
|Object Name||Scythe, Cradle|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
One grain cradle, painted brown.
This grain cradle was purchased about 1890 by James Holmes, who used it on his farm at Duncan, Grey County (near Eugenia).
Last owned by Mr. Victor Hewgill, of Clarksburg, Ontario.
|Collection||Agricultural Tools & Equipment Collection|
|Found||Duncan, Municipality of Grey Highlands,|
|Function||A harvesting tool, which, held in two hands, is used to cut wheat stalks as one walks through a field and slices the stalks with a swinging motion of the cradle.|