Corncob Dryer

Corncob Dryer

Current Location:

Collection Storage Facility

Provenance:

Transfer from Parks Canada

History:

Hung from a wall or rafter, this handmade implement was used to dry feed-corn over the fall and winter. In the spring, farmers used the dried kernels to seed that year’s corn crop.

Technical History:

Farmers in eastern Canada used such devices as part of their annual preparation for seeding.

CAFM
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Artifact No.
2013.0034
Manufacturer
unknown/handmade
Manufacture Date
ca 1860
Acquisition Date
2013