Collection Highlights

Insecticide Duster



This hand-cranked dusting device was worn by the farmer while he worked in garden plots or small areas of the field. It treated broad-leafed plants such as potatoes. The long nozzle could be directed under the bottom side of the leaves to blow insecticide where the pests were hiding.

Current Location:

Collection Storage Facility


The museum purchased the insecticide duster for the national collection in 1980.

Technical History:

The insecticide duster was used in Eastern Canada to control insect infestations on potato plants.

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