Late 19th Century Pie Crimper with Brass Wheel & Wood Handle !
Solid Cast Brass "Yoke and Zig-Zag Wheel" both have heavy hand filing marks. Wood Grip Handle was made on a Lathe, and shows a necked-down portion which acted as a pressure point for the Index finger to push downward. Also has a "Steel Ferule" capping the wood handle to keep the Yoke from splitting the wooden grip. Has minimal dings & scratches for a kitchen utensil.
Condition : Solid with No Cracks or Chips, with a normal wear pattern in the Crimper Wheel Hole, from the harder Steel Pin Shaft.
Measures 6 1/4 inches overall in Length, with a 1 inch diameter wheel.
Weighs 1.1 Ounces.
Historical Note : This type of Pie Crimper was actually used to run "Zig-Zag Patterned Lines" on the edges of Pie Dough Strips. Then the Dough strips were usually put over the Pie Filler in a cross hatch pattern.
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