Sugar Nippers


Handheld sugar nippers for cutting and breaking apart lump sugar. Features semicircular blades on curved jaws and tapered, D-section handles, one with an interior leaf spring and the other with exterior blunt-tipped rod, that are connected by a rectangular box hinge decorated with punchwork concentric circles, tripartitie flourishes and dots. Hinged clasp at handle ends secures blades closed. Stamped below rod on outside of handle "B•SMITH" in incuse serif letters.

Date Made: 19th century1780 - 1820

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, Birmingham, Birmingham

Subject: Food ProcessingHousehold Tools and EquipmentKitchen utensilsSugar


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


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Wilfred A. Belanger

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0602.3Accession Number: 1986.0602Catalog Number: 1986.602.3

Object Name: nippers, sugar

Physical Description: iron, wrought (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 8 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 1.27 cm x 22.225 cm x 8.89 cm


Record Id: nmah_323746

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