Beet topper

identifier

ID 810

morphology

craft

holotype

MOT V 88.0690 L=38cm WD=11cm WT=550gr. Inscription: illegible.

holotype

MOT V 88.0711 L=41,5cm WD=7,5cm WT=500gr. Inscription: illegible.

alias

beet knife (syn.) (SELLENS: 256)

alias

beet topping knife (syn.) (SELLENS: 256)
description

The leaves and heads of the sugar beet are cut off with the beet topper (1).

It can be a large knife with a convex curved blade and a straight handle, such as a bread knife or a piece of the blade of a scythe with the point broken off (2). In another model, the blade is trapezoidal and the edge is straight.

The beet topping hoe or the mechanical beet-cutter is also used for the same purpose. [MOT]

(1) According to V.A.W.P.: 1.360, there are also tools in the form of a vegetable chopping knife for that purpose.

(2) Eg. JEWELL: 15.