The Artifact Spotlight page provides brief stories for a selection of artifacts, including new acquisitions, from the Canada Agriculture Museum collection.
A Treat for the Sweet Tooth
Maple Sap Evaporator Model
Artifact no. 1966.0602
Photo: Tom Alföldi
Every spring provides an opportunity to go to a sugar shack and enjoy a sweet treat, a tradition inherited from First Nations. From kettles to evaporators with flue pans, maple sap evaporation technology has changed a great deal since the 1880s.
Before the age of 3-D images, sales representatives would use miniature models to show their bulky, heavy-to-haul products, so that potential customers could visualize the equipment more readily.