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Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
manufactured (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 22.1 cm x 126.4 cm x 21.5 cm; 8 11/16 in x 49 3/4 in x 8 15/32 in
Object Name:
rake
Other Terms:
rake; Winemaking
Description:
Among the myriad tools used at modern vineyard and winery operations are simple hand tools like this rake with four tines. During the 1997 season of harvest and crush at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in California’s Napa Valley, staff working the crush pad used this rake to guide the grapes out of the open gondola, as it tipped its contents into the crusher/de-stemming machine. The rake was also used at the other end of the de-stemmer to gather the stems into piles that could be returned to the soil in the vineyard. The purple grape stains on the rake’s wooden handle are reminders of harvest time.
Subject:
Wine  Search this
ID Number:
1998.0181.21
Accession number:
1998.0181
Catalog number:
1998.0181.21
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-d887-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1300918