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Acadian House Museum

Hayfork


Accession number: 2007.009.005
Date: before 1940
Materials: Wood
Measurements: 162 cm H x 4 cm Diameter
Group: Farming
Description: Two Prongs attached to handle; a steel ring stops the wooden handle from splitting.
History of Use: Two-tined hayforks were used to pitch hay. Loose hay clumps together very easily, therefore only two tines were necessary to lift a large mass of hay. The ferrule, or ring at the base of the handle keeps the head in place and the wood from splitting.