Nutmeg grater

Collection Type

  • Cooking equipment

Date

ca. 1875

GUSN

GUSN-50440

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

Descriptive Terms

nutmeg graters
cookware
tin (metal)
white metal
Tin
Unidentified Metal
GRATER, SPICE

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Processing T&E

Dimensions

5 x 2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman

Accession Number

1985.295