Thatching rake

Creator

unknown (unknown cultural designation) creator
Culture: probably American or English

Subject

agricultural equipment; historic landscapes; estates (agricultural); country houses; Hudson River, United States; historic farms

Description

A rake used for removing the thatch (cut shafts of grass) after mowing. When used for roofing, the handle may be perpendicular to the rake or it may be attached on one end along the same plane as the rake.

Coverage

Repository: Montgomery Place (American repository, 1802 CE-), Annandale-on-Hudson, Dutchess, New York, United States

Source

Bard College, Montgomery Place Collection

Date

probably ca. 19th century-early 20th century

Contributor

Sponberg-Paraday, Livia (photographer)

Rights

Prior written permission required to use any photograph from the Bard College Montgomery
Place Collection.

Format

rake head: width 14 inches; handle: length 60 inches

Type

thatch rakes
Classification: tools; garden tools; agricultural equipment; object (utilitarian)

Identifier

Order Number: 900000
Image Number: 21992263

Files

21992263-21992263.jpg

Citation

unknown (unknown cultural designation) creator and Culture: probably American or English, “Thatching rake,” Stevenson Library Digital Collections, accessed August 19, 2022, https://omekalib.bard.edu/items/show/1833.

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