Brookfield Museum and Historical Society
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165 Whisconier Rd, PO Box 5231, Brookfield, CT 06804
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Spile

The spile was used in the maple extraction process. The right end of the spile was inserted into a hole bored into the maple tree. A bucket was hung through the holes in the spile to catch the syrup as it flowed through the spile and exited from the left spoon shaped end on the left.

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