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Amazon Meat Mangle

Display: Cutting Edge
Culinary Technique: tenderizing

Date: c. 1900

Manufacturer: A. Kipp, Jr. and Company

Location: Ossining, New York

Dimensions: 2" h x 4" w x 8.5" d

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

The Amazon was a combination tool. Its blade could serve as a minichopper or ice chipper; the blunt end worked as a hammer, and the 49 knife-edged spikes could be used to flatten or soften meats.