Monday, April 7, 2014

No fooling! Another Mystery Artifact

Here we are in April and it is time for another mystery artifact! Seriously, no foolin'  This week's piece looks a little bit like it might hurt you, but never fear, it wasn't used to punish anyone or anything.  What, indeed was it used for? 

That's what you all need to decide. Our founding collector, William Redhed, was especially fond of farm tools, tools that predated the Industrial Revolution. He had some fairly romantic notions about the beauty and purity of work done by hand. This is just one object of many that he collected for the sheer variety of the types there are.  Give it a guess! Guess anything...we love to hear your minds at work!

1 comment:

  1. This is how farmers used to settle arguments back in the old days...