Sugar Nippers


Handheld sugar nippers for cutting and breaking apart lump sugar. Features spade-shaped blades on curved jaws and tapered, D-section handles, one with an interior leaf spring and the other with exterior, short, conical-tipped, tapered rod, that are connected by a rectangular box hinge decorated with punchwork concentric circles and dumbbell shapes. Hinged clasp at handle ends secures blades closed. Stamped inside handle with rod "B.SMITH" in tiny incuse serif letters.

Date Made: 1780 - 1820

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, Birmingham, BirminghamPlace Used: Antarctica

Subject: Food Processing, Household Tools and Equipment, Kitchen utensils, Sugar, Artic, Polar Exploration

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.167778Catalog Number: 167778

Object Name: nippers, sugar

Physical Description: iron, wrought (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 9 1/8 in x 4 1/2 in; 1.27 cm x 23.1775 cm x 11.43 cm


Record Id: nmah_318764

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