Ladder, Used by Luther Burbank, circa 1910

Summary

Luther Burbank (1849-1926), an American horticulturalist and author, gained a reputation for selective breeding that yielded more than 800 new fruits, vegetables, flowers, and other plants. He used traditional gardening tools in his plant research, like this ladder designed for use with fruit trees. With it he could climb into the limbs bearing fruit and clip buds or twigs for grafting.

Luther Burbank (1849-1926), an American horticulturalist and author, gained a reputation for selective breeding that yielded more than 800 new fruits, vegetables, flowers, and other plants. He used traditional gardening tools in his plant research, like this ladder designed for use with fruit trees. With it he could climb into the limbs bearing fruit and clip buds or twigs for grafting.

Artifact

Ladder

Date Made

circa 1910

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

24.149.21

Credit

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

Material

Wood (Plant material)

Color

Brown