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Nutcracker

2006.44.2281 (RS102814)

Description

Nickel plated cast iron nutcracker with attached table clamp. J-shaped clamp fits over table edge and is tightened by a screw plate. A metal lever/handle pulls a small metal block forward along a ridged track until it squeezes the nut between the block and the stationary clamp. The small metal block and the stationary clamp have small circular depressions to hold nut in place. Made by Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Details

Maker
Enterprise Manufacturing Co.
Inscriptions
ENTERPRISE M.F.G. CO./PHILA. U.S.A. (All capital letters stamped into metal)
25435 (stamped)
NUT CRACKER 25436 (All capital letters stamped into metal)
PAT.APLD.FOR./25437 (All capital letters stamped in metal)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
cast iron
nickel (metal)
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Descriptive terms
cast iron
nickel (metal)
Nutcracker
nutcrackers
Dimensions
5 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.2281
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
189964

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