Metal Cribs

Metal cribs

 

In the second decade of the twentieth century, steel corncribs “were promoted…as a means of protecting vital food supplies from rats, fire and theft…the farmer was supposedly doing his patriotic duty if he bought a steel crib.”[1] Manufactured corncribs rose in popularity after World War II. Steel was once again available for the domestic market, and with the rising costs of lumber, appealed to many farmers.

Easy to fill mechanically with corn, and equally easy to empty, metal cribs keep their shape well, are low-maintenance and typically held more than a small wooden corncrib.



[1] Roe, 66.