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Beetle or masher

Description:

Food preparation was labour intensive during the Victorian period as all foods were unprocessed and had to be prepared daily. 

 

This club-shaped wooden implement was used for mashing potatoes and other vegetables.

Materials/Media:
wood
Dimensions:
length 295mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1979.257
Digital Number:
DMDM071n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council