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Box of Sausage Gun Cylinders

Box of Sausage Gun Cylinders

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cylinders, sausage, box of
date made
late 19th century
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron (cylinders material)
tin (cylinders material)
wood (box material)
paint (box material)
Measurements
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
ID Number
DL.245425.0268
catalog number
245425.0268
accession number
245425
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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