Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item CVM_013.46.1-.3 - Quern

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Quern

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CA CVM CVM_013.46.1-.3

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Stone, wood, metal.
.001-Length-67 cm, Width-51 cm, Height-10 cm
.002-Height-13 cm, Circumference-105.2 cm
.003-Block: Length-17 cm, Width-8 cm
Handle: Length-18 cm, Circumference-7.6 cm

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A grey stone quern or rice mill, in three parts; the base, grinding stone and wooden handle. .001: Base: Round, flat, stone with a wide edge, a centre round raised flat area and a trough running between the edge and centre and out one side. .002: A smaller round stone that fits onto the raised flat area. It is thicker than the base and has a depression in the top. On the side is a 5.1cm (diameter) hole, 3.5cm down from the top edge to fit the handle. .003: A wooden handle to fit into .002 made of a block of unfinished wood, tapered at one end. A round darker wood handle fits into the block of wood.

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Used by Sue Yee Wong, mother of Donny Wong and wife of Wong Chung Yoi, aka Yoi Wong, who operated Duncan Steam Laundry in Duncan until 1973.

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