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On view at the Museum: The Food Sector

Pruning scythe

Modern Era, Contemporary Era, Europe
This scythe is a cutting tool used to prune small branches that prevent fruit trees from reaching their full growth. This example resembles a poudo, a billhook used by Spanish wine-growers.


  • Type: Tool
  • Place of origin: Spain
  • Materials and techniques: Wood Wrought iron
  • Date: early 20th century
  • Dimensions: 28 x 4.5 x 25.5 cm
  • Weight: 455 g
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