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Title: Grain Sythe
Identifier: 2004.9.2
Donor: Tommy Adamson
Item Date: 1870
Creation Date: 2007
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A wood grain scythe, with a long metal blade and wooden cradle. The handle is also of wood, extending up from the blade and curling over the cradle. A smaller handle extends from the centre, amidst five wooden poles attaching the handle to the cradle. Where the long handle meets the blade, a metal rod is attached, reaching up to the upper part of the handle. The blade is long and curls upwards. The cradle consists of three wooden spikes. Everything is held together by metal nails or screws. History: Originally belonged to the donor's grandfather, Alfred Adams. The scythe came from Concession 1, Lot 7, Laxton Township (north Lindsay). This scythe is a typical tool used across Ontario, ca. 1870 onwards.
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