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Pillow Mint Machine

Display: Sweet Inventions
Culinary Technique: forming

Date: c. 1890

Manufacturer: Thomas Mills and Brother Company

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dimensions: 10.75" h x 15" w x 8.5" d

Watch collection donor Mel Mickevic demonstrate this object with
Dean Christopher Koetke, School of Culinary Arts, Kendall College,
and Victoria Matranga, exhibition curator.

A rope of hot candy was fed between the two rollers. The top wheel pressed the candy against the knives of the lower wheel to cut lemon drops, pillow mints, or cough drops and eject them down the brass ramp.