Rain gauge

Rain gauge
Weather is an important factor in growing any kind of crop, but especially tobacco. Too much or too little water could ruin a tobacco farmer’s entire crop, and by doing so, ruin an entire season’s pay. Keeping track of how much it rained was important for a tobacco farmer, and these small gauges helped to remind him of that. Tobacco warehouses often gave out rain gauges like the one pictured to farmers, not only to aid in the growing process, but as a way of promoting the name of a warehouse. This warehouse was distributed by Works Tobacco Warehouses and Works Tobacco Seed located at 1441 S. Church Street, Rocky Mount, N.C. Date approximated. The accompanying video describes the item and its distribution.
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Tobacco Farm Life Museum
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Tobacco Farm Life Museum
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