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Rake

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
This is an old pitch fork which has been made into a rake or a scarifier by bending back the ends of the three metal prongs of the fork (producing prongs of an uneven length). The prongs are attached by a metal band to a wooden handle.
Size
W 15 cm. H 136 cm.
Object Registration
002684
Keywords
vintage agricultural implements, history of warrnambool, pitch fork
Historical information
This rake is an adaptation of an old pitch fork for a specific purpose, perhaps for breaking up clods of dirt or doing some deep raking.
When Made
Early 20th century
Significance
This rake has no known local provenance but is kept for display purposes as an interesting example of an adaptation of an agricultural tool for a specific purpose.
Last updated
12 Feb 2020 at 2:23PM