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Object Name Stripper, Grain
Catalog Number 1991.20.15
Date 1800-1900
Material(s) Cast iron; wrought iron; wood
Dimensions H-4 W-10.75 D-11 inches
Description This is a seed stripper or scraper. It has a turned wooden handle with a cast iron ferrule around the handle end where a cast iron tang or armature is wedged into the handle. The armature curves at an angle from the handle and holds a T-shaped blade. It is a beveled wrought iron blade riveted with six rivets to the armature.
Notes Old Waveland Card, "#2548. Used to scrape bluegrass from the blade of a stripper. Donated by Tandy Prewitt Chenault (son of Tandy and Julia Chenault) and his wife Mary K. Chenault, Route #1, Mt. Sterling, KY December 9, 1964." The University of Kentucky began collecting in 1957 for the Kentucky Life Museum, an endeavor to "provide a permanent place for the hundreds of articles that have had a bearing upon the way people in Kentucky lived and worked..." Eventually, Waveland entered the Kentucky State Park System and was reinterpreted as a house museum. These artifacts were transfered as part of that reinterpretation.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Tools
Farm equipment
Farm crops
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS