Our handmade hearth brooms are intended for use around the hearth and for cleaning out old fashioned bake ovens. This broom makes a great cobweb catcher around the ceiling.
Now available in two sizes. Our short handle model is approximately 42" inches long. The long handle version is approximately 67" long
All of our brooms are hand manufactured at The Farmers' Museum using equipment and methods appropriate to the mid-19th century.
Broomcorn (Sorghum vulgare var. technicum) is a type of sorghum that is used for making brooms and whiskbrooms. It differs from other sorghums in that it produces heads with fibrous seed branches that may be as much as 36 in. long.
The long fibrous panicle of the broomcorn plant is used for making brooms. A ton of broomcorn brush makes 80 to 100 dozen brooms.