Inscriptions on this item read “HUNTER’S / NEW LIGHTNING / SIFTER / SIZE O / DISTRIBUTED BY / J. H. DAY & CO. / CINCINNATI & NEW YORK CITY.” Jacob M. Hunter, inventor of a convenient flour sifter, established The Hunter Sifter Manufacturing Co. in Cincinnati in 1877. J. H. Day (1851-1909) bought the machinery department of the firm in 1887, and organized the J. H. Day & Co.

Ref: Jacob M. Hunter, “Improvement in Flour-Sifters,” U.S. Patent 218,121 (Aug. 5, 1879).

Date Made: ca 1900

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Ohio, CincinnatiAssociated Place: United States: Ohio, Cincinnati

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Credit Line: Gift of University of Wisconsin, School of Pharmacy

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-10828Accession Number: 254352Catalog Number: 254352.307

Object Name: SifterOther Terms: Sifter; Manufacturing & Dispensing Equip

Physical Description: wood (overall material)metal, iron (overall material)red (overall color)black (overall color)green (overall color)Measurements: average spatial: 54.1 cm x 31.4 cm; 21 5/16 in x 12 3/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1147478

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