Lot 284: 284. Cotton Scale with Weight
December 3, 2016
Graham, NC, USALive Auction
Description: Nothing is more indicative ofÂ late summer and early fall in the south than the billowy fields of white cotton along the highways and byways. Workdays begin at daybreak and wind down just before dusk. Everyone in the cotton business just hopes that old Mr. boll weevil keeps his distance for a plentiful crop. This primitive tool was made to assess the weight of those freshly picked and banded cotton bundles. Made of iron, today, it makes a great primitive wall sculpture or the beginnings of a Steampunk Country Rustic mobile!