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Object ID # 1959.041.001
Object Name Scythe, Cradle
Title Grain Cradle
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date c. 1890
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description One grain cradle, painted brown.
Provenance 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
Material Wood/Metal
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.