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Artifact no.
1966.0606.001
Model
HOME BUILT
Manufacturer
Unknown
Manufacturer Location
Unknown
Manufactured Date
Circa 1800 - 1880
Context Function
USED TO SEPARATE KERNALS FROM STEMS OR STALKS OF HARVESTED GRAIN
Context Technical
EXAMPLE OF ONCE-COMMON FARM IMPLEMENT. CONSISTS ESSENTIALLY OF 2 RODS JOINED BY A LEATHER THONG, AND INCORPORATING A SWIVEL HEAD ON THE LONGER SHAFT. THE FLAIL WAS SWUNG IN AN OVERHEAD MOTION, THE SHORTER ROD STRIKING THE CUT GRAIN, BEATING THE KERNALS FROM THE STALKS.
Description
HARD WOOD RODS & SWIVEL HEAD(POSSIBLY MAPLE, HICKORY AND/OR OAK?); METAL WIRE; LEATHER SUEDE THONG
Number of Parts
1
Artifact Finish
NATURAL WOOD. LENGTHS OF LIGHT BROWN SUEDE HAVE BEEN BRAIDED TOGETHER TO FORM CONNECTING STRAP OR THONG
Artifact Markings
NONE. FORMERLY MARKED 'Z-111-D-120' [NMM REGISTRATION NO.] - REMOVED DURING TREATMENT BY NMST CONSERVATION STAFF
Artifact Missing
ORIGINAL THONG REMOVED BY NMST CONSERVATION STAFF & REPLACED - SEE CONSERVATION REPORT From CA of 07/22/1997 by Kevin Machan: No - Complete
Group 1
Agriculture
Category 1
Crop processing
Subcategory 1
General processing
Material
wood->;skin->leather;metal
Length
129.0 cm
Width
17.0 cm