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Catalog Number 2012.017.003
Description The Wonder Shredder, c. 1930s. Flat metal rectangular piece that curves downward at the top and bottom, to lie flat on table. Five rows of large shredding holes on front. The top and bottom of the grater have a flat finished edge. The sides of the grater have a cylindrical finished edge. Embossed text on front reads, "THE WONDER SHREDDER".
Object Name Grater
Collection 3D - Food Processing & Prep Tools & Equipment
Title The Wonder Shredder, c. 1930s
Date c. 1930s
Creator Bromwell Housewares, Michigan City, Indiana
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "THE / WONDER SHREDDER / PAT. NOS. / 1.768.462 & 1.768.463" (Embossed on top of front)
Notes "Established in 1819, Jacob Bromwell® is the United States’ oldest and most respected name in kitchenware, housewares, and heritage-inspired products. Our company designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes our own line of timeless goods, all of which exhibit beautiful design, best-in-class craftsmanship, and long-lasting quality..." [ 8/18/2015]

"The History of Cheese Graters: It remains successful today! The invention of this handy kitchen tool is generally recognized by Francois Boullier, a Frenchman, in the 1540s. Made from pewter, a soft metal, it is on display at the Muséum du Havre which is named for this small village in France..." [ 8/18/2015]
Dimensions H-1.125 W-8.875 D-4.25 inches
Search Terms Cooking
Cooking Equipment
Kitchen Equipment
Kitchen Ware
Subjects Cookery
Food preparation