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Waffle Iron

Significance: This waffle iron, with its colourful ceramic top, shows the shift from utilitarian kitchen implements to more decorative items. With the advent of clean, electric energy, decorated appliances became a factor in kitchen design.  Date Range: circa 1939 Place of Manufacture: Samsung United Corp, Rochester, N.Y. Accession Number: 2014.3 Location: Education collection, exhibit room […]

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Butter Paddle

Butter Paddle Closeup Significance: The paddle is part of the four-quart Dazey butter churn commonly used by Island families in the 1940s and 1950s. Place of Manufacture: St. Louis, MO, USA Accession Number: 2015.2 Location: Permanent Exhibit Donor: May Ellingsen  

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Camp Food Steamer

Camp Food Steamer Camp Food Steamer Detail Camp Food Steamer Parts Camp Food Steamer Close-up Significance: Perforated tin inserts allowed efficient camp cooks and home cooks to prepare a whole meal on one burner. Water could be added through a spout in the bottom layer to prevent the steamer from boiling dry. Its date is […]

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