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Object Name Splitter, Straw
Catalog Number 0985.13.00515
Date ca. 1863
Description The straw splitter consists of a wood clip with four metal teeth in one side and the lower jaw offset to allow the teeth to go past its plane.
Dimensions L-4.5 inches
Owned J. L. Henderson; unidentified woman of Virginia
Made J. L. Henderson
Provenance The straw splitter was used for splitting the wheat straw so it could be woven into hats. J. L. Henderson of Louisa County, Virginia made this splitter and gave it to his best girl to use.
People Henderson, J. L.
unidentified woman of Virginia
Search Terms ersatz
Subjects Straw hats
Straw industries