Museum shows cranberry bog harvest with handcrafted tools
A cranberry bog at Kingston, Mass. The ditches are used to channel water for bog flooding, an important part of cranberry cultivation.
A 19th century winnowing machine used to separate cranberries from leaves and other material. The cranberries went in to the top of the machine. The crank was then turned to create a sideways air stream to blow out debris while the cranberries fell into a hopper below.
A combined winnowing and bouncing machine dating to the 1930s. Made primarily of wood, it removed leaves and debris while sorting berries by the "bounce" method.
A selection of 19th century tools used in planting cranberry vines. Front row, from left: four diller bars of varying design. The two implements on the right are hoes used for weeding between the vines. At back, a four-tined diller designed to speed the planting process. Each tool was designed and crafted by its owner.
Ray Poole, a tour guide at the Cranberry World Visitors Center, with a 19th century sorting tray. The tray was laid flat on sawhorses to receive berries from the winnowing machine as part of the sorting process.