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Cutter, Sugar
Cutter, Sugar
Resource Typeimage
TitleCutter, Sugar
Coverage / Year1825 to 1850
DescriptionSugar cutter made from iron with a wooden handle. Made by AK and Sons.
InterpretationThis cutter was designed for cutting sugar into small pieces. Sugar came in cones or blocks (see 68.1.2098) and was very expensive. Sugar cutters were needed to cut the sugar into usable amounts. It is not possible to grow cane sugar in northern climes and early settlers in Illinois used very little of it. Sweetners such as sorghum and molasses were much more
Lesson Plans / ThemesWestward Expansion; Settling in the Midwest; Food Time Line
Learning Standards16 History; 15 Economics;
Author or CreatorEarly American Museum
Subject / KeywordsSugar; Pioneers; Cookery; Food;
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifier1968.001.0290
CONTENTdm file name38.jpg
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