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Copper Jelly MouldOld or historic kitchen utensils and equipment go by various different names from "culinary antiques or objects" “kitchen collectables” to "vintage kitchenalia". Whether they are ancient or mid 1900's "retro", almost all old food preparation, serving, and storage items appeals to a collector somewhere.
Many objects are easy to identify, but not so in every case. It is not always clear if a simple box or pot or implement had a particular name or use. In the 1900's, a collection of jars (earthenware, stoneware, glass) and boxes (wooden, tin) was needed when food was stored at home and groceries were sold unwrapped. Households had different beaters, paddles, and bats - some of them known as beetles - for purposes from tenderising meat to working butter to beating the dirt out of clothes. Simple wooden boards, stirring sticks, and large spoons had a wide range of uses.