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Object ID # 1956.016.002
Object Name Seeder, Hand Seedbox
Other Name Box, Sowing
Title Farmer's Sowing Box (Altered Now)
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date c. 1850
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Great Britain?
Description A kidney-shaped metal seed or grain sowing box. Waist/shoulder straps missing. Non-original finish (black paint).
Makers mark None
Provenance Previously owned by Mr. Wesley Jobe, who was perhaps related to the Long family of St. Vincent Township. He also brought in a c. 1882 woolwork shadowbox that was made by Mrs. J. H. Rogers (nee Alberta Long) of Woodford, Sydenham Township, Grey County. Alberta was a daughter of Adam Long of St. Vincent Township. The Longs were early settlers in Grey County. Wesley Jobe resided at RR 7, Owen Sound circa 1956.
Collection Agricultural Tools & Equipment Collection
Material Metal
Found St. Vincent Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County
Subjects 1850s
Agriculture
Settlers
Function This kidney-shaped metal seed box was worn on one side of a person's waist with a strap over one's shoulder, and was used to hold seed which the wearer scattered by hand.