Raisin Seeder, 'Enterprise Manufacturing'; Enterprise Manufacturing Co; 1895-190...

Name/Title

Raisin Seeder, 'Enterprise Manufacturing'

About this object

This is a cast iron raisin or grape seeder, used to remove pips entirely from the fruit. This was considered essential as swallowing pips was commonly believed to be a cause of appendicitis.

Maker

Enterprise Manufacturing Co

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1895-1900

Period

1890s

Place Made

North and Central America, United States, Philadelphia

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, wood
inorganic, processed material, metal, iron
inorganic, processed material, glass, enamel

Inscription and Marks

Embossed in metalwork: 'Made in U.S.A. (Philadelphia, PA) by Enterprise MFG Co'
Model No. 36
"WET THE RAISINS"
'PAT APR 2 - Aug 20 95, Oct 5 97'

Measurements

see Parts.

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic Life (household chattels, food and drink)

Object Type

equipment

Object number

WY.1988.119

Copyright Licence  

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