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Chip Cutter Machine

Display: Sweet Inventions
Culinary Technique: forming

Date: c. 1890

Manufacturer: Thomas Mills and Brother Company

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dimensions: 12" h x 11" w x 9.25" d

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

Hard-boiled candy pulled thin was fed through these rollers to cut chips, about one inch by two inches in size. The smooth top roller pressed the candy against the cutting blades and kept it flat and glossy. Such candy was made in many colors and flavors including peanut butter, mint, and fruit.