This tool at Smith’s Tavern is a wooden four-prong hay fork or pitchfork.
This was an agricultural tool with a long handle and tines (or prongs) used to lift and pitch or throw loose material such as hay, straw or leaves. However, some forks with more than three prongs are also used for handling loose material such as hay.
This tool at Smith’s Tavern is missing one of its four prongs. It is very long and light weight and could not have been used to lift or pitch heavy materials.
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