Friday, September 20, 2013

Turkey Wing Whisk Broom

 We found this in my Mom's house and had no idea what it was until we went to list in on eBay.  Well I take that back, I knew it was a whisk broom but that is all.  Turns out it is a Turkey Wing Whisk broom.  
This one has a tag that says Lucern, so I assume it was made in Switzerland. 

They are made by taking all the straw and bunching it together to make the handle. Then letting it flare at the other end  This one is tied with red nylon string with a plastic cap on the end. 

In my research I found out that Ben Franklin used this style broom to help promote his vision that the Turkey be the National Symbol. 

Never know what we will learn in our research for eBay.  LOL