Beetle, larger masher

Food preparation was labour intensive during the Victorian period as all foods were unprocessed and had to be prepared daily.   Made from wood and oak, the large turned beetle was used for pounding and mashing potatoes and other vegetables.
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DMDM033a, DMDM033b
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length 387mm, diameter (base) 92mm
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wood, oak
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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