Wooden Grain Pitchfork

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
overall: 150 cm; 59 1/16 in
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Work and Industry: Agriculture and Natural Resources
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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