Wooden Grain Pitchfork

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts
Date Posted: 4/4/2016

This wooden grain fork was used during the late 19th century. Wide tined pitch forks like this were used to pitch hay, grains, straw, and other agricultural products. Before the mechanization of harvesting by combines, reaping, threshing, and winnowing were done by hand with simple tools like this wooden pitchfork.