Hay thief

Contributed by Davistown Museum


This hay thief has a gorgeous original twisted wood handle and a single prong, rather than a double prong. This tool is also known as a hay hook and was used for testing hay. Hay thiefs would characterize most any 18th century New England farmyard though most specimens would not be the spectacular sculpture object that this one is.

Size: 34" long including 18" handle.

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About This Item

  • Title: Hay thief
  • Creation Date: circa 1800
  • Subject Date: circa 1800
  • Location: USA
  • Media: Forged iron, wood
  • Local Code: 102904T16
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Davistown Museum
PO Box 346, 58 Main Street #4, Liberty, ME 04949
(207) 288-5126

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