|Object ID #||1970.096.127|
|Object Name||Spout, Sap|
|Title||Wooden Sap Spile|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
|Description||Hand-carved wooden sap spile. There is no maker's identification. One end has a bored area. The rest of the length is cut-away so that there is an open trough for the sap to drip. The underside has a bevelled shaping. This spile has some sort of paint or coating on it - not sure if that is original or a later adaptation.|
Original provenance unknown. Many of the items in this accession came from the Estate Justus Dierlamn.
Some items may be Dierlamn family heirlooms, but Justus also collected other items for a private museum in his farmhouse near Neustadt, Grey County. He later moved to Hanover, Grey County, before he passed away. The last owner was his brother, Harvey Dierlamn.
|Collection||Maple Sugaring Equipment Collection|
|Dimensions||H-2.7 W-2.2 L-30.3 cm|
|Found||Normanby Township (formerly), Municipality of West Grey, Grey County|
|Function||After a hole was bored into a maple tree, a "tap" or spile like this could be inserted and the maple sap would drip down it into a bucket beneath to be collected. The sap was later boiled down to make maple syrup or maple sugar.|