Wooden Grain Pitchfork

Description
This wooden grain fork was used during the late 19th century. Wide tined pitch forks like this were used to pitch hay, grains, straw, and other agricultural products. Before the mechanization of harvesting by combines, reaping, threshing, and winnowing were done by hand with simple tools like this wooden pitchfork.
Object Name
pitchfork, barley
Measurements
overall: 150 cm; 59 1/16 in
ID Number
AG*63A01
catalog number
63A01
accession number
252786
subject
Agriculture
American Enterprise
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Work and Industry: Agriculture and Natural Resources
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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