This drainage spade, of the 'Tyrone' pattern, was made by W. G. Patterson & Sons of Templepatrick, Co. Antrim, circa 1945–6. It has an ash handle with a curved steel blade. This type of spade was used to cut drainage channels in a peat bank. This spade is part of a large collection of traditional craft products acquired from the British Council in 1960.

CountryEurope
CollectionMuseum of English Rural Life, University of Reading
Year1945/1946
Rightshttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
LocationTemplepatrick
Repository Pagehttps://www.europeana.eu/portal/record/2064107/Museu_Provide...
Web Pagehttp://www.reading.ac.uk/adlib/Details/collect/10093...
Subject TermsCounty Tyrone, CRAFTS : metal-working, LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT : drainage
ProviderMuseu