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Nutmeg grater

1985.295 (RS118630)

Description

Gray colored metal, originally painted an iridescent black. Flat elongated rectangular back w/ an arched top pierced w/ a hole for hanging. Back supports a demilune body w/ hinged lid at top of till for holding whole nutmeg or spice nuts. The lower portion is pierced forming grating surface.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1875
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
tin (metal)
white metal
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Descriptive terms
cookware
GRATER, SPICE
nutmeg graters
Tin
tin (metal)
Unidentified Metal
white metal
Dimensions
5 x 2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.295
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
50440

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