Lee Valley Tools    Gardening Newsletter
   Vol. 6, Issue 2
   April 2011
   Interesting Reads

Excerpt from American Agriculturist, Volume 23, 1884.

Convenient Vegetable Slicer

The use of the implement represented below will be readily seen by every housekeeper. With it cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, apples, etc., can be easily, rapidly, and evenly sliced. It consists of a metal plate to which a common table knife, well sharpened, is attached and held in place by the supports and screws shown in the engraving. The screws are adjusted to regulate the thickness of slices. In using it, the operator with one hand holds the plate in the position shown below, and with the other passes the article rapidly over the knife. The slices fall through an opening in the plate, and may be received in a dish set behind it. The plate in the best patterns is of enameled iron. The article costs from $1 to $1.25, at retail.

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Editor's Note: This is a reprint of an article published in 1884. It describes what was recommended in accordance with the knowledge and practices of the day. While reading it, please consider this fact.

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