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Catalog Number 1977.69.1
Object Name Fork, Hay
Title Hay Fork
Date c.1925
Year Range from 1920.0
Year Range to 1930.0
Description Hay Fork - metal
-Originally Black, 2 metal prongs with rotating points controlled by lever at top
- Louden Machinery Company, Guelph, Ont.
"873 871" written on cross bar. Ht. 86cm.
In Good condition - rusted.
Hay fork would be suspended by a rope through "eye" at center top then lowered from the beam of the barn to the hay bale, the 2 hooks would be punched down through the bale, the points would be turned inward and then the bale would be lifted and carried to its destination using a system of pulleys. Louden Machinery Co. operated in Guelph between 1917 and 1932, and was later absorbed into Beatty Bros. of Fergus, now General Steel Wares.
Artist Louden Machinery Company, Guelph
Search Terms Louden Machinery Company
Subjects AGRICULTURE - EQUIPMENT/IMPLEMENTS
INDUSTRY & TRADE
Dimensions H-33.858 inches