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Universal Vegetable Slicer

Display: Cutting Edge
Culinary Technique: size reduction

Date: c. 1900

Manufacturer: Landers, Frary and Clark

Location: New Britain, Connecticut

Dimensions: 14" h x 12.5" w x 7.5 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 cook operated this tool with two hands, turning the hand crank while pushing the food against the cutting blade. The sizable cup capacity could hold a large turnip or an onion pressed against the two spinning blades. The Landers, Frary & Clark Company was one of this country's major producers of kitchen equipment from about 1890 to 1940. Its Universal trade name guaranteed durable, quality equipment.