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Anyone know what this is?

Postby ShirleyC » January 30th, 2018, 9:46 pm

A friend of mine asked me on FB if I knew what this was. She said it belonged to her mom. All I could think of was maybe a yarn/knitting box since it has the spindles on the back.

Anybody?
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Re: Anyone know what his is?

Postby nana judy » January 31st, 2018, 5:49 am

No idea but curious now
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Re: Anyone know what his is?

Postby angelalee511 » January 31st, 2018, 8:21 am

I'm curious too. I wonder if it attached to something else. That piece on the front has me wondering that. It looks like one of our excavator buckets (but they are metal).
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Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby Luzenia » January 31st, 2018, 9:31 am

If it had holes in the bottom and the teeth were closer together I would say it is a rake for raking cranberries from the bogs. But it is missing drain holes for the water to drain out. Also the teeth are too far apart for that job so I have no idea what it is for.

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Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby ShirleyC » January 31st, 2018, 9:38 am

Luzenia, you're close. Another friend said it's an antique cranberry harvesting scoop. Very interesting for sure!
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Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby Bunbun5 » February 14th, 2018, 5:56 pm

This is definitely a cranberry scoop. My brother owns bogs. These are used to scoop the berrie out of the water and off the plants. The bogs are first flooded. The berries float. Today it is all mechanical.

This is where Ern and I grew up in our teens. The Gilmores took the bus with us every morning and were a lovely family. My brother had a crush on Marilyn. This little video is from Ocean Spray and features them and their bogs.
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