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Date Created1870-1900
DescriptionThe semi-permeable material of the trap effectively warded off flies while ensuring proper ventilation underneath.
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Date Created1850-1900
DescriptionThe slaw cutter is a long rectangular board consisting of bladed flaps. It is primarily used to cut cabbage into sliced cole slaw. To use it, one would fasten the round vegetable into the designated...
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Date Created1850-1900
DescriptionA hanging scale was used to weigh small items. An item would be placed on the tray and the dial would read its weight.
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Date Created1850-1900
DescriptionThis waffle iron functioned similarly to a modern-day waffle maker. The waffle batter would be placed into the iron mold and then heated in a fireplace.
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TitleScythe
Date Created1870-1900
DescriptionScythes are manual tools used to mow grass or cut grains. Scythes have been replaced by mechanized farming tools in the United States, but are still used in some parts of Europe and Asia.
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Date Created1870-1900
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Date Created1870-1900
DescriptionThis wheel would be used to sharpen a blade by placing the edge of a blade on the edge of the wheel while it spins.
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Date Created1850-1900
DescriptionThe cherry pitter is a wheeled contraption that removes the seeds of cherries. Cherries were placed into the feeder above as the user continuously spun the bladed wheel. Upon exiting the chute, the...
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Date Created1850-1900
DescriptionThis wooden bucket was used to hold sugar. These sugar buckets became staples in households due to the importance and demand of sugar in diets. Such buckets also became known as “firkins”.
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Date Created1850-1900
DescriptionA hybrid between spoon and pot, the water dipper effectively captured liquids with little spillage. It was an essential in all kitchens for its many purposes.