Can you identify these farm tools?
These vintage tools are part of the History Center’s farming collection. They all came from the Berta Ranch where they were used for decades in ranch operations. They are, from left to right:
- This tool is an early 1900s slotted screwdriver made by the Swallow Airplane Co. of Wichita, Kansas who also made several notable airplanes during the 1920s. Its aluminum handle incorporated a hinged lever that, when opened, provided a fulcrum to allow a greater torque applied to the screw. The hinged lever is shown open in the photo.
- This tool was known as a butter press. Its function was to squeeze butter into rounded sections to facilitate packaging for sale and storage.
- This tool is an “Enterprise Tinned Meat Chopper, No. 22” made in Philadelphia in the late 1800s. It was used to manually produce sausage or other ground meats. Front plates with different hole diameters were used to make coarse or fine grind meats.
Come visit the History Center to discover more about our farm implements. You may even decide to volunteer to be a docent or other fun task!
Breschini talk, Oct. 2017
This is our annual fundraiser - an evening dinner-dance and auction. Music by Mike Beck & the Bohemian Saints, dinner by Jerome's Market, and no-host bar by the Kiwanis. What's New in the Barn Carmel Valley Historical Society P.O. Box 1612 Carmel Valley, CA 93924...
Traveling Exhibit at the Carmel Valley Branch Library Traveling Exhibit at the Carmel Valley Branch Library In April 2017, the Historical Society celebrated its 30th Anniversary by hosting a party at the History Center where over 100 residents helped celebrate the...
Robles Del Rio Lodge - Exhibit Team with Family ROBLES del RIO EXHIBIT A GREAT SUCCESS! Over 100 people showed up for the grand opening of the Robles del Rio Subdivision grand opening event. They marveled at the large photographic quality posters that tell the Robles...
April 29th, 2 to 4 pm Saturday, April 29th, 2-4 pm Libations & Appetizers Carmel Valley History Center Please join us in celebrating CVHS's 30th anniversary. Relive our journey from Rosie's Cracker Barrel to today's History Center through photos and memorabilia....