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Object ID # 1959.002.012
Object Name Beater, Rug
Title Rug Beater
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Year Range from 1898
Year Range to 1920
Made Unknown
Description Hand-held carpet beater (rug beater). The beating end is made of wire that is now black-painted. There is a wooden grip. No maker's identification is present.
Provenance Owned by Mary Ann (Minnie) Givens (née McKay), who lived in the Massie District, Holland Township, Grey County. Minnie married James Givens in July of 1898. Minnie and James farmed in Holland Township, but are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. James R. Givens was born in 1875 and died in 1958. Minnie was born in 1871 and died in 1950.
Next owned by Jean Reid (neé Givens), their daughter, who married William Reid. Jean was born in 1899 and died in 1991.
Collection Household Equipment, 19th-c Collection
Material Metal / Wood
Dimensions W-20 L-85 D-3.5 cm
Found Holland Township (formerly), Township of Chatsworth, Grey County
People Givens, James
Function Used to beat rugs vertically-hanging rugs outdoors, in order to rid them of dust.