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Potato Masher Tool

1998.5983 (RS225683)

Description

Metal potato mashing tool. Perforated, cylindrical metal basket held by black metal handle. Handle hinges in front to upper handle with plunger. When handles are brought together, plunger squeezes a cooked potato placed in the basket, mashing it and forcing it out through the basket's perforated holes.

Details

Maker
Landers, Frary & Clark (Manufacturer)
Date
1950-1960
Inscriptions
"UNIVERSAL [in cartouche] / POTATO MASHER / MADE IN U.S.A. / BY / LANDERS, FRARY & CLARK / NEW BRITAIN, CONN." (Engraved)
Location of origin
New Britain , Connecticut
Material
metal
painting (coating)
Object type
Food Processing & Preparation T&E; Food Preparation Equipment
Places
New Britain (Hartford county, Connecticut)
Descriptive terms
Masher
Masher, Potato
metal
painting (coating)
potato mashers
Dimensions
4 1/2 x 10 1/2 (HxW), 3 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.5983
Credit Line
Sarah Moore Field Collection
GUSN
310173

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