Taffy Pull Hook
Date: c. 1900
Manufacturer: Chapman and Smith Company
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Dimensions: 11" h x 5.5" w x 8" d
Watch collection donor Mel Mickevic demonstrate this object with
Dean Christopher Koetke, School of Culinary Arts, Kendall College,
and Victoria Matranga, exhibition curator.
Hot taffy is pulled, or aerated, to make it softer to chew. Before electric machines, the labor-intensive process required workers wearing heavy gloves to pull the hot batches.