Pitchfork, (garden or hay), used at the Sydney Observatory workshop, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1930-1950

Made 1930-1950

Pitchforks were widely used to build haystacks and load sheaves of wheat onto wagons. This one was made in Australia, probably in the 1930s, and was used not on a farm but in Sydney at the Observatory. Perhaps it was used to collect grass after scything, commonly undertaken before the use of the Victa lawn mower.

Summary

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Pitchfork, (garden or hay), used at the Sydney Observatory workshop, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1930-1950

Dimensions

180 mm
1720 mm

Production

1930-1950

Source

Source unknown
1 January, 1970

Cite this Object

Pitchfork, (garden or hay), used at the Sydney Observatory workshop, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1930-1950 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 June 2017, <https://ma.as/33202>
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