Historic Preservation
Agriculture, Commerce, Government: 1860-1950 : Cattle, Lumber, Potatoes and Dynamite
Object ID:
2008.002.54
Object Name:
Knife, Hay
Description:
A Hay Knife. It has a long blade, staright on one side, jagged on the other. The tool has two wooden handles, one for each hand. The right hand stays stationary 'loosely' to allow a swiveling action. There is also a wire wrapped around the haft.

"The design for this style of hay knife was patented by George Weymouth of Dresden, Maine on March 7, 1871. The patent was reissued in 1882 and 1886 and both of those patents were assigned to Hiram Holt. His company, the Hiram Holt Company of East Wilton, Maine, sold them using the name Lightning Hay Knife. The cost for a Lightning Hay Knife was 50 cents in the 1897 Sears and Roebuck catalog."
Dimensions:
W-0.04 L-2.9 feet
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