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Asparagus Buncher No.1

Display: Cutting Edge
Culinary Technique: measurement

Date: c. 1900

Dimensions: 6.75" h x 12" w x 9" d

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

Such a device helped prepare uniform bunches of asparagus for sale. Asparagus spears were sorted by size, placed into the buncher's hinged spring-grip hoops, then cut across the bottom. A notched latch on the hoops allowed for varying the circumferences of the bunches to be tied.