Sugar Nippers

Sugar Nippers

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
nippers, sugar
date made
1780 - 1820
place made
United Kingdom: England, Birmingham, Birmingham
place used
Antarctica
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
ID Number
DL.167778
catalog number
167778
subject
Food Processing
Household Tools and Equipment
Kitchen utensils
Sugar
Artic
Polar Exploration
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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