Manual Wood Cranberry Picker, Circa 1910
Description
Media Type
Object
Item Type
Equipment
Description
Wood and cloth cranberry picker. This item appears to be handmade out of wood, leather and cloth. The tines are not perfectly matched and the handle shows evidence of hand carving.

A strip of thick leather holds a small curved piece of metal and a small cloth sack attached underneath acted as the receptacle for the berries as they fell through a hole in the back end of the scoop.
Notes
Where most cranberry scoops were made of all wood with a solid back end to hold the berries this one has a hole in the bottom of the scoop so the berries can fall into a sack attached to the bottom. The cloth would also allow excess water to drain away as berries were gathered. Made in 1919.
Inscriptions
Accession Number 984.45
Date of Original
Circa 1910
Subject(s)
Local identifier
Artifact Collection
Collection
Local History
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.28336 Longitude: -83.23318
Donor
Donated by Harvey Eaket
Contact
Huron Shores Museum
Email
Agency street/mail address

1 James St. P.O. Box 460

Iron Bridge, ON P0R 1H0

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Manual Wood Cranberry Picker, Circa 1910


Wood and cloth cranberry picker. This item appears to be handmade out of wood, leather and cloth. The tines are not perfectly matched and the handle shows evidence of hand carving.

A strip of thick leather holds a small curved piece of metal and a small cloth sack attached underneath acted as the receptacle for the berries as they fell through a hole in the back end of the scoop.