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85/1500 Pitchfork, (garden or hay), used at the Sydney Observatory workshop, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1930-1950. Click to enlarge.

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

Object No.

85/1500

Object Statement

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

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

Height

1720 mm

Width

180 mm

Production

Made

1930-1950

Source

Credit Line

Source unknown

Acquisition Date

8 August 1985

Cite this Object

Harvard

Pitchfork, (garden or hay), used at the Sydney Observatory workshop, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1930-1950 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 16 June 2019, <https://ma.as/33202>

Wikipedia

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