Box of Sausage Gun Cylinders

Set of twelve sausage gun or stuffer cylinders in a rectangular, red-painted wooden box with twelve interior compartments; nailed construction. The plain, tinned sheet iron cylinders or tubes are of slightly different diameters; all have a folded vertical seam and rims folded inwards. No marks.
These cylinders attached to casing or stuffing funnels and a wooden stuffer was used to push the filling out of the tubes.
Currently not on view
Object Name
cylinders, sausage, box of
date made
late 19th century
Physical Description
iron (cylinders material)
tin (cylinders material)
wood (box material)
paint (box material)
overall-set: 9 7/8 in x 8 1/8 in x 11 1/4 in; 25.0825 cm x 20.6375 cm x 28.575 cm
overall-cylinder: 9 1/2 in x 2 in; 24.13 cm x 5.08 cm
overall-box: 6 1/4 in x 8 1/8 in x 11 1/4 in; 15.875 cm x 20.6375 cm x 28.575 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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