Tin Chocolate Grater, "The Edgar" Reading, Ma


Chocolate Grater - The Edgar
William J. Bride Co.
Reading, Massachusetts

Patented Aug 18, 1891 and Nov. 10 1896, Edgar Manufacturing Co.  Slide action, the barrel turns to vary grind, spring loaded chimney to hold a chunk or block of chocolate. It was rubbed back and forth in the same manner as the "Edgar" nutmeg grater.

"Rare: except in ads, I've never seen one for sale." pg. 10, Franklin, Linda Campbell 300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles. Florence, Al:  Books Americana, 1991.

Tin and cast iron, overall length 8-3/4", height 5-1/2" to top of ring, chocolate holder is 2-7/8" x 2" x 1-7/8".

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