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Sugar cutters (1)

Period:
18th Century
Description:
Before granulated sugar was available, sugar was bought as conical sugar loaves.  Sugar cutters, or nippers had to be used to break the sugar into manageable pieces for use in the kitchen.
Materials/Media:
iron, wood, brass
Dimensions:
W:90mm; H:150mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1987.385
Digital Number:
SRDM007n
Creation Date:
1790s
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council