Sickle with serrated edge

Made:
Birmingham

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Sickle, with serrated edge, by Brades Co., Birmingham, late 19th century

The sickle was the earliest implement for reaping corn, having been in use several thousands of years B.C. The earliest type was the crescent-shaped flint fitted into a bone or wooden handle. By Saxon times in England, the better balanced iron sickle was known and has changed little since then.

Details

Category:
Agricultural Engineering
Object Number:
1926-909
Materials:
metal (unknown), paper (fibre product) and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (laid flat): 35 mm x 46 mm x 200 mm, 0.226 kg
credit:
Hunt, Wm. and Sons, The Brades, Ltd.

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