Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Complete Book of Kitchen Collecting by Barbara E. Mauzy

The Complete Book of Kitchen Collecting
by Barbara E. Mauzy [683.82 qMau]

This is technically a price guide of hand-driven (non-electric) kitchen gadgets and kitchen items of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, but with lots of photos to browse and reminisce over.
The author covers salt and pepper shakers, mixing bowls, butter dishes, (egg) beaters, ricers, cake savers, rolling pins, ice picks, potato mashers (39 pages of potato mashers), scoops, sifters, and garnishing tools just to name a few.

Each chapter begins with a short history and use of the item, sometimes info about the handle color and how value is determined. Color photos accompany each item along with a listing of the manufacturer, a short description, and approximate value.

I had a good time looking through the photos and inflicting them upon my coworkers with “I have that!” or “Grandma had that!” Sadly, I also found a few items I can’t live without, and will be pursuing at the local antique shops.

[ Today’s Pleasures, Tomorrow’s Treasures — Barbara E. Mauzy’s ebay page ]

Recommended by Charlotte M.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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