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maple sugar testing spoon

Artifact Number77-1102
Current Cultural AffiliationsFrench Canadian
All AffiliationsFrench Canadian (culture)
Quebecois (culture)
Category04: tools and equipment for materials
Sub-categoryD100: food processing tools and equipment
Place of OriginCountry - Canada, Province - Quebec
Place of UseCountry - unknown
MeasurementsLength 41.0 cm, Width 10.0 cm, Depth 4.5 cm
Artist / Maker / Manufacturerunknown
Related Activitymaple sugaring
CaptionMaple-Syrup Testing Spoon, Quebec, 20th century
Additional InformationThis spoon was used for testing the thickness of maple syrup for eating as taffy. If the little hole below the handle became blocked when the spoon was dipped into the boiling sap, the syrup was ready to be poured over the snow. The craftsman carved this utensil out of a single piece of wood. His artistry is apparent in the ornamentation of the handle.

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