Wood Quarter Barrel for Winemaking

Description
Barrels were essential to home winemaking. This quarter barrel was used to collect the must (crushed grapes and their juices) after the grapes had been through the crusher, as well as to collect the juice from the press.
Object Name
barrel
Measurements
overall: 23 1/2 in x 15 3/4 in; 59.69 cm x 40.005 cm
ID Number
1997.0154.03
catalog number
1997.0154.03
accession number
1997.0154
subject
Wine
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Food
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition
Food: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
John Lee

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