New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Archival Anecdotes: Household items that you may or may not recognize


August 9, 2021

This wooden cabbage shredder with handle belonged to Mrs. William Sheer. A simple cabbage shredder can make the difference in the quality of sauerkraut. Not only will slicing cabbage allow for even fermentation, but it creates a natural brine.

Did you ever rummage through your grandmother's kitchen storage cabinets? Did you find yourself equally delighted and perplexed by the variety of tools and implements?

A whole range of specialized tools and simple innovations have made their way into the kitchen. The display kitchen at the Eddy County Museum is no different, offering insight to the early 20th century (and beyond).

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