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Stick Candy Cutter

Display: Sweet Inventions
Culinary Technique: size reduction

Date: c. 1890

Manufacturer: Thomas Mills and Brother Company

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dimensions: 3.25" h x 1.5" w x 14" d

This heavy knife cut hot ribbons of candy that were then threaded into the forming rollers of frame machines. To handle the hot candy and cut it into smaller pieces, workers wore protective leather gloves that could withstand 350 degrees.