Corer is made from one flat piece of metal that was bent into a circular shape. The top of the blade is bent around a round wooden knob for holding and is loosely stamped to it. The blade is shaped like an hourglass, with a portion missing in the center, so that the core will be pushed out by the next one, instead of being stuck inside the blade. The cutting part of the blade simply tapers to a point on one side like a syringe needle. The bottom portion of the blade also has a second blade that is simply a piece of the original blade that was cut on three sides and is bent outward, possibly to get seeds.
L. 16.5 x Dia. 2 cm (L. 6.5 x Dia. 0.79 in)
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Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- inorganic material -- metal ; Objects Facet -- Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- Tools and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- equipment -- culinary equipment
Tools and Equipment for Materials -- food preparation equipment
culinary equipment -- miscellaneous
Texas Memorial Museum Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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