Rain gauge


Title
Rain gauge
Description
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.
Date
1930-1970
Original Format
equipment
Extent
Local Identifier
Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Rights
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