rice husker model

Model of a rice husking mill made of wood with a wooden base and a hollow at one end to contain rice to be husked. A beam, hung between two uprights, with a block on one end to fall on the rice, is operated by foot.

This item was acquired in 1961 as part of a collection of material from the Church Missionary Society. Most of these items were probably originally used by missionaries when they were giving talks about their work during home leave. Many items, such as this one, were models. The Society for Missions to Africa and the East, as it was originally called, was founded in 1799, with the first missionaries going to work overseas in 1804. In 1812 the Society was renamed The Church Missionary Society for Africa and the East, and the first English clergy to work as the Society's missionaries went overseas in 1815.

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