If you’re a Westporter in 2018, you don’t know what this is:
If you lived here in the mid- to late-1800s though, you’d recognize it easily.
It’s a sausage stuffer. The tin tube with interchangeable nozzle and wooden plunger made filling the animal-based casings much easier.
Industrialized tools for kitchen use became very popular in the 1850s onward. This early example was the most recent Westport Historical Society “mystery object.”
Part of the current “Westport in 100 Objects” exhibit, it changes every 2 weeks. If you stop in and identify it, you can win something from the gift shop.
The sausage stuffer stumped everyone. But a new mystery object is on view now at the WHS.