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Historically Fort Bend: Kitchen Gadgets


(Clockwise) toaster; meat grinder; potato/­ apple slicer; and nutcracker.

Meat grinder

During the Christmas season, we often find ourselves in the kitchen cooking, baking and entertaining. It wasn’t much different for Victorian women, though they probably wouldn’t have had guests in their kitchens. Victorian women benefited from inventions of gadgets to make food preparation and service easier. The industrial revolution made it possible to mass produce the tools and make them easily available through mail order catalogs and the local general store. How many of these can you identify?

 

Historical facts and photos courtesy of the

Fort Bend County Museum Association, Richmond, TX

Historical by Chris Godbold sponsored by Star Furniture

Toaster

Toaster

(Clockwise) toaster; meat grinder; potato/­ apple slicer; and nutcracker.

Nutcracker.

Potato/­apple slicer

Potato/­apple slicer

 

Kitchen Gadgets


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