Tools like this were developed during the 19th century to help with the backbreaking work of weeding on farms and in gardens.  The prongs were dug down on either side of the weed and the tool was then levered back on the ball to uproot the weed.
Object no :
SRMA018a, SRMA018b
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Dimensions :
L:905mm; W:155mm
Materials :
wood, iron
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Accession number :
WIWMS 1988.451
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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