Thanks to everyone who went to the Fall Fair this year and stopped in at the Summerland Museum’s Cannery Display and Vintage Sprayer Display and entered the draw for the door prizes.
Marian Rudisill won the gift basket donated by Summerland Sweets, and Barb Aylward-McElgunn won the gift basket donated by the Poplar Grove Winery. Thanks to these two companies for their continued support of the Summerland Museum and the Community.
The restored vintage sprayer which is now considered a living and working artifact is permanently on display in the front garden of the museum.
It will be active in the community for parades and special events.
Donations to the Sprayer Restoration Fund are still needed and can be sent to the Summerland Museum at Box 1491, Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0 or dropped off at 9521 Wharton St. any Wednesday to Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. All donors will receive an official charitable donation tax receipt and be listed on the informative plaque.
We are still looking for more history on this artifact. There are some unique markers on the front of the tank showing the number of gallons of wine that the tank holds.
Could it have been used for wine at some time or did they just use an old wine cask to make the sprayer?
If you know anything about this item please let the museum know.
Any history and photos of other sprayers used by farmers and orchardists in the early years would also be appreciated for the museum’s archival collection.