Restoring Old Farm Equipment for Maryland Museums

Volunteer restorer gives helping hand to Maryland museums by restoring old farm equipment

This mechanical fruit sorter, part of the Sandy Spring Farm Museum collection, came from a West Virginia apple orchard
This mechanical fruit sorter, part of the Sandy Spring Farm Museum collection, came from a West Virginia apple orchard. As an operator turned a hand crank, buckets of tree fruit were dumped on a moving belt equipped with various sized holes to grade the fruit by size.