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Jackson Ball Cutter

Display: Sweet Inventions
Culinary Technique: forming

Date: c. 1890

Manufacturer: Thomas Mills and Brother Company

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dimensions: 18.5" h x 11" w x 8.5" d

Pulling the handle down moved the cutter, which sliced through hot candy, and the cam-operated finger bar cut a shape known to the trade as a Jackson Ball. Each time the handle was raised, the fingers ejected the balls between the knives. Such machines came in sizes that cut six to fifteen balls of varying diameters.