Curved metal sickle used for agricultural purposes of cutting and harvesting crops. Curved metal blade attached to a cylindrical wooden handle. Blade is rusted and no longer sharp. Handle has a lot damage to it. There is a hole in the handle, presumably to hang the sickle on a hook for storage. Handle has become misshapen by all of the cuts and chips in it.
Dr. Theodore Z. Polley was born on February 22, 1915 to parents John Policandriotes and Marlo Contos. He was raised in Joliet, Illinois and attended school there until 1937, when he attended University of Illinois. By 1941 he had become a medical doctor. He has gained associate professorships at numerous Universities, sat on the board of many hospitals and medical organizations, and operated a private practice in Joliet. He married Catherine Cordogan in 1942 and has had three children. These items probably were not used by him, though. Judging by the age of the items, they were most likely used by his parents and had been passed down to him.
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Sickle, Dr. Theodore Polley Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10113. Accessed 06/29/22.