|Object ID #||1991.018.002|
|Object Name||Ladle, Hot Metal|
|Title||Babbitt Ladle (Pre-1929)|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|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.|
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.|