Cask-washing-chain

identifier

ID 862

morphology

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 2002.0244 L=170cm WD=2cm WT=1950gr

alias

brush-chain (syn.) (QUICKE: 67)
description

Chain with square or S-shaped links that is shaken in a barrel to clean it. Often a weight is attached to one end and a wooden or iron toggle to the other.

Sometimes the links can be covered with horsehair (1). [MOT]

(1) Eg. fig. 30 in QUICKE: 67.