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#1 CRFarnsworth ONLINE  

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Posted May 04, 2015 - 05:47 PM

This winter we lost a good friend and neighbor.   "Liz"   She was 91 yrs. young and quite a lady.

She was an avid seamstress, as is my wife.  Her son recently gave my wife most of her sewing "stuff".

as wwe were going through the "stuff' i found this glove.   I know what it is but the wife had no clue.

Liz was old fashioned pioneer stock and a hard worker . I can envision her using this glove herself. 

Have no idea why it was in her sewing stuff but it has become my favorite momento of her.  

 

OK  How many of you know what this is for?  

It says "The Boss", And was probably made in Kankaee IL.        Rick

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Posted May 04, 2015 - 05:57 PM

For picking corn
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Posted May 04, 2015 - 06:11 PM

For picking corn

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Posted May 04, 2015 - 06:14 PM

More to the point corn husker glove


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Posted May 04, 2015 - 06:16 PM

I knew what it was...Guess I'm an "Old Timer"


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Posted May 04, 2015 - 06:56 PM

For the aid of cutting string when tying up Tomato plants and string beans. 


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Posted May 04, 2015 - 07:06 PM

The 'glove' would actually rip the husk open. Then you broke the ear off the stalk. My dad told me they had a horse trained to pull the wagon even with the guy picking. There was a bang board on the far side of the wagon to keep the thrown ear in the load. Dad told me someone who was really good could have three ears in the air.


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Posted May 04, 2015 - 07:16 PM

More to the point corn husker glove

 Yup, but only know from others. Never used or seen one close myself.


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Posted May 04, 2015 - 07:35 PM

There were several styles of the " Corn glove " over the years. They even made a left handed one !   Neat find.                                                          Roger


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Posted May 04, 2015 - 08:19 PM

Its call a shucking peg around here used to remove the husk from the ear of corn with that you should average about an acre a day. I have used both right and left hand pegs .

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Posted May 04, 2015 - 08:42 PM

Huh/ I live in the town where he says the glove was "probably" made, and had no idea...


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Posted May 04, 2015 - 09:42 PM

More to the point corn husker glove

Times two.
Talked it over with Mom and this one would probably be what they would use even today during speed picking contests. They pick the corn, husk it, throw it against the bang board where it falls into the wagon. Participants are judged on speed, husk left on, corn that doesn't make it into the wagon... Etc.
 


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Posted May 05, 2015 - 04:51 AM

I've seen this gloves only on pics before. They weren't used former times in D. But it's an interesting question for me, when corn came to germany... I've no idea.



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Posted May 05, 2015 - 07:25 AM

I'm not an "old timer" but I knew what it was. I have one similar to yours that my grandfather gave to me. 



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Posted May 05, 2015 - 07:56 AM

Huh/ I live in the town where he says the glove was "probably" made, and had no idea...

My mistake!!!     I should have typed  KEWANEE  IL. 

The Boss Manuacturing Co.


Edited by CRFarnsworth, May 05, 2015 - 07:59 AM.





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