Harpoon Hay Fork, Circa 1900


Description
Media Type:
Object
Description:
This is a large metal fork like implement with four long prong like extensions, that fold at a 90 degree angle from the main frame. They are very heavy and very sturdily made.
Notes:
This device was used prior to the invention of hay elevators and baling equipment. This large fork like apparatus was used to help get the hay from the wagon to the lofts in the upper portions of a barn.

It was attached to a pulley that a horse would provide power for and take large quantities of hay up to the loft from below on the long forks.
Inscriptions:
Accession Number 975.5.83 Louder Mach Co. Guelph Ontario
Date of Original:
Circa 1900
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 John Keast - Maple Ridge (from the Round Barn.
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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Harpoon Hay Fork, Circa 1900


This is a large metal fork like implement with four long prong like extensions, that fold at a 90 degree angle from the main frame. They are very heavy and very sturdily made.