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Little Giant Duster

Display: Farm to Fork
Culinary Technique: distribution

Date: pat. October 6, 1896

Manufacturer: Leggett & Brother

Location: New York, New York

Dimensions: 8.5" h x 9" w x 20" d

Farmers spread pesticide dust over a wide area with this device, which they wore over the shoulder on a leather strap and gripped with the left hand. Cranking with the right hand turned a propeller inside the round shape held against the body, which forced air into the screw-top powder container where an agitator expelled dust through the nozzle. A long tube attached to the nozzle to direct the dust onto plants and trees.