Growers and dealers used hop samplers to extract a sample from a bale of hops. They judged the quality of the crop and the harvesting process from the sample, and determined a price for the product.

Hops Tester, 1900-1925, wrought iron, 16 x3. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, New York, Gift of William Schwerd, F0006.1974.

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