Nutcracker

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-189964

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

Descriptive Terms

nutcrackers
cast iron
nickel (metal)
Nutcracker

Inscription

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.),

Additional Identification Number

Basement Box #107

Maker

Enterprise Manufacturing Co.

Dimensions

5 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.2281