|Object ID #||1957.018.005|
|Object Name||Basket, Gathering|
|Title||Wire Egg Basket|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
This is a wire-made egg basket, with a honeycomb-style mesh. The carrying handle is also made of wire. There is no maker's identification. It was used in the 19th-century at Owen Sound, Ont. The white paint finish is not original to it.
|Provenance||likely belonged to either the Lister family or the Miller family of Owen Sound in the 19th-century. It later belonged to Mary Miller who worked as a kindergarten teacher in Owen Sound. "Mary Miller Park" is named after her.|
|Collection||Agricultural Tools & Equipment Collection|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
Lister, Rev. Charles J.
Miller, George S.
|Function||A durable, reusable basket, used for gathering hen eggs.|