Stick Candy Cutter
Date: c. 1890
Manufacturer: Thomas Mills and Brother Company
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dimensions: 3.25" h x 1.5" w x 14" d
This heavy knife cut hot ribbons of candy that were then threaded into the forming rollers of frame machines. To handle the hot candy and cut it into smaller pieces, workers wore protective leather gloves that could withstand 350 degrees.