Historic Tools of North Castle

Wooden Three Prong Hay Fork

This tool at Smith’s Tavern is a hay fork (or pitchfork) which 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.  True pitchforks typically have only two or three prongs.

This tool at Smith’s Tavern is of a sturdier construction than item T231.  It is shorter and made of stronger wood and could have been used to lift or pitch heavier materials (not just hay) like manure.

Reference:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitchfork

Catalog Items:

Item T160

Location:Floor, Open Shelves
Length: 27 cm
Width: 4 cm
Height: 153 cm
Weight: 1093 g