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  • Object: Shredder

    Oct 04, 2018

    I-0393s Shredder/Grinder American 20th century Materials: Metal Grinders and shredders would have been a staple kitchen tool in many American households prior to the widespread use of electricity. These tools were used to make a variety of food products, and [...]

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  • Object: Cookie iron

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0099c Krumkake Iron Norwegian Late 19th- early 20th Century Materials: Metal, Wood Krumake panorama in a Minnesota home. Photo by NorskPower, via Wikimedia Commons. This object is a Norwegian krumkake iron.  Not to be confused with crumb cake, this Norwegian [...]

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  • Object: Pamphlet

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0291b3 Pamphlet American 1932 Materials: Paper/Ink This object is a pamphlet entitled “Mexican Cookery in American Homes” containing recipes by Willie Gebhardt, the inventor of Chili Powder. William Fredrick Gebhardt was born in Germany in 1875. His family immigrated to the United States [...]

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  • Object: Mortar and pestle

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0230f Mortar American Prior to 1980 Materials: Stone When dining at a Mexican restaurant a molcajete like the one pictured above is usually somewhere in sight. It is also commonly found in Mexican households, and is often passed down from [...]

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  • Object: Drinking Bottle

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0475a Drinking Bottle Unknown Origin 1740s-1840s Materials: Glass This item is a drinking bottle that most likely held wine. This particular bottle is thought to date between the 1740s to the 1840s. By looking at the bottle’s lip and base [...]

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  • Object: Pressure Cooker

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0208p Cooker, Pressure Graham, TX Date: early – mid 20th century Materials: metal This is a 22 quart “Improved Kook-Kwick Steam Pressure Cooker”. It is steel with wooden handles and has a lid with a pressure gauge. Inside is a [...]

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