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Artifact Spotlight


The Artifact Spotlight page provides brief stories for a selection of artifacts, including new acquisitions, from the Canada Agriculture Museum collection.

Chick Waterer
Medalta Potteries Ltd
Medicine Hat, Alberta
ca. 1924–1954
Artifact no. 2013.0028

Artifact Spotlight: Chick Waterer
Photo: Tom Alföldi

All farm animals need a supply of fresh drinking water. Drinking fountains of this type are suitable for chicks. Over the years, the design and manufacturing materials have varied. This model, made of stoneware, is one of the broad range of items produced by Medalta Potteries Limited, a large clay pottery factory located in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

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