Rake, Hay; Unknown maker; 1930-1939; HP.05P1844

Name/Title

Rake, Hay

About this object

Early farm tools and machinery, like this hay rake, were all hand powered or pulled by horses and bullocks. The large rounded wooden tines set far apart are typical of hay rakes and were designed so as to disturb the ground as little as possible when drawing the cut grass into neat rows.

Hay was, and still is, an essential winter stock food. Seed heads in the grass contain lots of nutrients that when harvested and dried can be fed to animals over the winter. Farmers selected paddocks where the grass was allowed to go to seed ready for harvesting in the summer. Once dried and turned the hay would be raked into neat rows ready for baling.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1930-1939

Period

1930s

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

organic, processed materials, wood
inorganic, processed materials, metal

Measurements

h 1710 mm x w 545 mm x d 135 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Agriculture

Subject and Association Keywords

Machinery and Tools

Object Type

equipment

Object number

HP.05P1844

Copyright Licence  

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