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Accession # SRM1999-10.10

Hay knife

1840


A hay knife is used to cut hay from a haystack. During this time, hay was not rolled into round bales as it is today, but rather, it was piled into stacks and left to dry in the sun. This knife would have been used to cut portions of the stack off to be used as food for livestock.




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