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Coconut Shredder

Display: Sweet Inventions
Culinary Technique: size reduction

Date: 1900–1940

Manufacturer: Eagle Engineering Company

Location: Springfield, Ohio

Dimensions: 5" h x 6.5" w x 2.5" d

This tool shredded coconut for use in candies and cakes. Attached to a work surface, the brass device stood firmly while an operator held a half coconut against the serrated metal disks. Cranking the handle spun the disks to scrape the meat from the fruit's cavity.