husker, corn

husker, corn

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Description
Wrought iron corn husker or husking pin. The pointed end is inserted under the husk of corn at its top and pulled down until all the husk was removed. Narrow and flat piece of metal, tapered to a point on one end, with the opposite end slightly curved and triangular-shaped. Two circular holes in shaft, with a black leather strap tied through to maintain a solid grip. No mark. Leather is cracked, shows wear.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
husker, corn
date made
c. 1800-1850
place made; place used
United States: Virginia
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
leather (grip material)
Measurements
overall: 5/8 in x 4 3/4 in x 3/4 in; 1.5875 cm x 12.065 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
DL.306695.0029C
catalog number
306695.0029C
accession number
306695
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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