Historic Tools of North Castle

Corn Cob Drying Rack

A hand-forged ten-prong corn cob drying rack, most likely handmade.  These types of racks were used in the days before food dehydrators as a space-saving device.  One could easily dry corn (and apples) on a flat screen, but that takes up lots of room. With this rack, 10 cobs (or apples) can be dried on a small space and hang them from a beam or wall.

Reference:  https://heritagecollectiblesmaine.com/2015/01/01/antique-corn-cob-apple-drying-rack-48-00/

Catalog Items:

Item 80-8-7

Location:Panel 9
Length: 49 cm
Width: 14 cm
Weight: 157 g