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Accession # SRM1979-60.2

Food grater

19th century


Graters were usually made of rough tin and used to shred food into small pieces. A pattern of punched holes made the surface jagged and when food was rubbed against it, it was forced through the holes. Foods most often grated were vegetables, breads and cheeses.




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