Excerpt from American Agriculturist, Volume 23, 1884.
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.
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.