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Object ID # 1991.018.002
Object Name Ladle, Hot Metal
Title Babbitt Ladle (Pre-1929)
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date pre-1929
Artist Unidentified maker
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Ladle for pouring molten babbitt metal. This item is an iron ladle with no maker's identification. This ladle consists of two main parts: a long metal rod with a looped handle and a broad, relatively-flat scoop.
Makers mark None
Provenance This is a pre-1929 item used by Patti Buchanan's grandfather at the WHITE ROSE garage at Holland Centre, Grey County. WHITE ROSE was a gasoline brandname.

Ms. Buchanan's father, Bill Buchanan (1929-1990), also was a garageman at Holland Centre, and this item was found amongst his garage tools after he passed away.
Collection Transportation, Automobiles & Equipment Collection
Material Metal / Iron
Dimensions W-18.6 L-88.5 cm
Found Holland Centre, Township of Chatsworth, Grey County
Function A ladle like this was used for pouring molten babbitt metal in order to line bearings, etc. They were often found in garages, blacksmith shops and some industrial shops.