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Grinder - Food, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: SH 850221

Metal food grinder used in the kitchen of a mental health hospital, Victoria, Australia, circa 1880
Food grinder consisting of bottomless cylindrical bowl, tapered toward a base which bulges out and has 3 protrusions to take screws and bolts which attach it to 3 legs which splay slightly outward. Beneath the bowl is a hollow grinding block, cylindrical but bulging up inside the bowl to form a rotating base, which is serrated around the edges. A revolving shaft goes from the bottom of the grinding block to the base of the object. A curved handle on the side attaches by a short horizontal shaft to a cogwheel which notches into a second cogwheel on the downward shaft. Shaft ends in screw-regulated adjustor.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 43.00 cm (Height), 50.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: food drink preparation, psychiatric hospitals, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Diet & Nutrition in Victorian Mental Health Institutions
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: food & drink preparation
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1880

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