Sieve, Used by Luther Burbank, circa 1910

Summary

Luther Burbank, an American plant breeder, created more than 800 new fruits, vegetables, flowers, and other plants. Most of his experiments started with the soil. He painstakingly sifted sand and loam through screens of varying sizes to get the perfect mixture. He used this sieve, made by setting a fine screen in a metal frame, to sift soil into flats used in his greenhouse to start seeds.

Luther Burbank, an American plant breeder, created more than 800 new fruits, vegetables, flowers, and other plants. Most of his experiments started with the soil. He painstakingly sifted sand and loam through screens of varying sizes to get the perfect mixture. He used this sieve, made by setting a fine screen in a metal frame, to sift soil into flats used in his greenhouse to start seeds.

Artifact

Sieve

Date Made

circa 1910

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

24.149.5

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Luther Burbank.

Material

Metal

Color

Gray (Color)

Dimensions

Length: 9.75 in

Width: 7.25 in

Height: 2.25 in

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