Caschrom used in the Hebrides and Isle of Skye

maker:
Unknown

Model of Caschrom used in the Hebrides and Isle of Skye until the 19th century

This is a representative type of the implement in use prior to the Christian Era, some of which may still be in use in the less developed countries. The early farming tools were often constructed from a suitably shaped branch of a tree, probably fitted with an ox-horn. These ploughs are unable to turn a furrow slice, but stirred the soil in a manner resembling the modern cultivator tine.

The caschrom, or crooked foot digger was used in the Hebrides to the end of the 19th century. When in use, the shaft was gripped firmly by the hands while the share was propelled by the foot.

Details

Category:
Agricultural Engineering
Object Number:
1926-823
Materials:
copper (alloy), wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (as displayed): 140 mm x 100 mm x 30 mm, 0.014 kg
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Steinmetz, Mrs. B.M.; Steinmetz, Major A.S.B.

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