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Shell Fork.
Wood, metal
Musselers used these forks to load shells into and out of the cooking-out vat. Button cutters used them to move shells around in the factory. Used by Marvin "Bud" Gerecke.
Meredosia River Museum Collection, Meredosia, Illinois.
Donated by Mrs. Marvin Gerecke.

Photograph by Gary Andrashko, Illinois State Museum.

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