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Sausage Filler - Hungary, circa 1950 Object Reg. No: HT 519

Summary:
Sausage filler brought to Australia from Hungary in the 1950s by Josef and Margaret Simko. It was given to Margaret by her mother, who was worried that they might not have anything to eat in Australia, so little did they know about the country they were going to settle in. However Margaret and Josef rarely used it as they settled in suburban Melbourne and purchased ready manufactured sausage.

These sausage fillers were especially common in the country in Hungary, where the sausages were made in winter when the pigs were slaughtered and the sausages, bloodwurst/black pudding, made and smoked to preserve.
Description:
Large metal syringe shaped tool, consisting of a large main tube, smaller nozzle (which can be changed for one of a different width) and a wooden plunger which slides into the main tube.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr & Mrs Josef & Margaret Simko, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 125 mm (Height), 125 mm (Width), 380 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: additional nozzles: 125x180, 130x180

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Tagged with: food technology, food drink preparation, immigration, domestic life, brought goods, hungarian communities, hungarian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: home wares
Place Made: Hungary, circa 1950
User: Mr & Mrs Josef & Margaret Simko, Victoria, Australia, 1955

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