Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Almond Knocker - date unknown

This almond knocker was used for harvesting almonds. The harvester would place a tarp or blanket under the tree which would catch the falling almonds after the branches were hit or “thrashed” by the almond knocker. Today large orchards do their tree shaking by machine.

Leona, Placer County Collections Management Volunteer, with an almond knocker donated by Francis and Maurine Dobbas in 1985.