Potato Masher Tool

Collection Type

  • Cooking equipment

Date

1950-1960

GUSN

GUSN-310173

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

Descriptive Terms

potato mashers
metal
painting (coating)
Masher
Masher, Potato
Masher, Potato

Inscription

"UNIVERSAL [in cartouche] / POTATO MASHER / MADE IN U.S.A. / BY / LANDERS, FRARY & CLARK / NEW BRITAIN, CONN." (Engraved)

Maker

Landers, Frary & Clark (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

New Britain , Connecticut

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 10 1/2 (HxW), 3 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Sarah Moore Field Collection

Accession Number

1998.5983

Places

New Britain (Hartford county, Connecticut)