Liquid manure scoop

identifier

ID 950

morphology

craft

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 90.0348 L=138cm D=25cm WT=1300gr
description

The liquid manure scoop is a large spoon with usually a hemispherical (galvanized) iron scoop blade (diam. Approx. 25-30 cm) attached to a long (approx. 120-140 cm) wooden handle.

With this tool, the vulture is scooped out of the manure tub and spread over mainly pasture.

Sometimes a bucket or an old lump nailed to a handle is also used for this.

To be distinguished from the bucket with long stick used to scoop the manure from the cesspool into the manure tub.

A similar spoon, but made of copper, was used in Germany instead of the bleacher's shovel (2). [MOT]

(1) "Die grosse Wäsche'': 161.