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Object ID # 1957.018.005
Object Name Basket, Gathering
Title Wire Egg Basket
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 19th century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description 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.

Makers mark None
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
Material Metal/Wire
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Miller, Mary
Lister, Charles J. (Rev.)
Miller, George S.
Subjects Poultry
Function A durable, reusable basket, used for gathering hen eggs.