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Grater No. 1800

Display: Cutting Edge
Culinary Technique: size reduction

Date: c.1900

Manufacturer: Schroeter Brothers Hardware Company

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Dimensions: 13.75" h x 12.5" w x 13" d

Watch collection donor Mel Mickevic demonstrate this object with
Dean Christopher Koetke, School of Culinary Arts, Kendall College,
and Victoria Matranga, exhibition curator.

A simple wooden box holds a large metal drum punctured with rows of holes. The crank handle turned the gear that propelled the drum, which scraped vegetables or other food held against it. The shredded food collected in the drawer.