Insecticide Duster

Insecticide Duster

History:

This hand-cranked dusting device was worn by the farmer while he worked in garden plots or small areas of the field. It treated broad-leafed plants such as potatoes. The long nozzle could be directed under the bottom side of the leaves to blow insecticide where the pests were hiding.

Current Location:

Collection Storage Facility

Provenance:

The museum purchased the insecticide duster for the national collection in 1980.

Technical History:

The insecticide duster was used in Eastern Canada to control insect infestations on potato plants.

CAFM
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Artifact No.
1980.0753
Manufacturer
D.B. Smith & Co
Manufacturer Location
Utica, New York, USA
Manufacture Date
1940-1949