Skimmer

Skimmer

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Description
Circular skimmer, flat at center, attached on back with three rivets to a offset handle, rectangular in section, wider at top with bent-back hook; all rivets domed on front and back. Bowl is perforated with small holes arranged into five concentric circles around one hole at center. Back of handle is stamped incuse "F.B.S.CANTON.O." and "PAT.JAN.26.86" in sans serif letters.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1886 or later
patent date
1886-01-26
place made
United States: Ohio, Canton
Physical Description
brass (bowl; rivets material)
steel (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 18 7/8 in x 5 5/8 in; 6.985 cm x 47.9425 cm x 14.2875 cm
ID Number
1978.0404.03
accession number
1978.0404
catalog number
1978.0404.03
Credit Line
Anonymous Gift
subject
Cooking
Kitchen utensils
Patented
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History

Comments

What was this skimmer used for? I have seen the ones without holes also, what were they used for? Thanks.

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