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A neck yoke made carrying buckets easier by balancing the load and distributing it onto the shoulders of the bearer. The absence of indoor plumbing meant that every drop of water a family used for drinking, cleaning and cooking had to be carried in from outside. Conversely, the wastewater had to be taken back outside. A yoke was also used for carrying in milk after milking or for collecting sap for maple sugaring.


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Neck Yoke

creator   Unidentified
date   1780-1880
depth   6.0"
width   41.0"
height   3.5"
process/materials   wood
item type   Household Goods/Food Processing Tools & Equipment
accession #   #1903.04.02

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