Thursday, April 18, 2013

My Brother Found This ...

In One Of The Houses That He Was Painting!

So, you know that my brother paints historic houses. Sometimes these houses are "flips". He has a steady customer that purchases houses on the block, so to speak. He then fixes them up and sells them for a profit. When this happens, there are items that are left in the houses. Many times this owner gives my brother items. Dave has received refrigerators, washers, dryers, stoves, etc. Last night he brought over his last gift. This was in the kitchen of a 1940's house here in Tennessee. I don't know what era this is. Does anyone know? It could be the era from the house, but am not positive. 

Do you know what this is? Do you need a hint?


  1. These meat grinders fascinate me! I've never seen one in action, though my father picks them up at estate sales from time to time to indulge in his ebay hobby. When I took my parents to the Molly Brown House Museum (where I interned last summer) I pointed out the meat grinder in the pantry and for the first time, they said both of their mothers used one when the were growing up in the 60's and 70s. Used it for making hash. I thought these went out of fashion with WWII, but I guess not!
    Can't imagine having a use for them today (probably because I don't eat meat) but they sure look hard to clean!

    1. I have to say, I'm really amazed by how much you manage to blog! I just don't seem to be able to keep up with my own blogs.

      This post interested me a lot, so I've been trying to find a date for this grinder. So far. all I've found is that the Belmont Food Chopper was made in 1919 by Peck, Stowe and Wilcox company (The American Artisan and Hardware Record: 1919, Volume 77) but I'm not sure when this particular No. 1111 model came out. A fun history mystery!

  2. My grandmother used to use one. So, I was thinking that it may be from around the 40's when the house was built. However, people kept things and purchased things in yard sales, etc. I love that he got to keep it, and the new owner didn't care for it. Yay for Dave!

    BTW, thanks for the kudos. I am really trying. However, I was mad at myself that I did not do it yesterday. It just got away from me.


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