Has Anyone Ever Seen One of These? - 2

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Has Anyone Ever Seen One of These? - 2

Postby dognose » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:45 am

Hi,

I've never come across one of these and wondered if anyone can share an example of such a piece with us?


THE "MASTICUS."

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The numerous class suffering from indigestion are so often recommended by medical advisers to cut meat into small pieces to facilitate mastication, that Messrs. H.J. Cooper & Co., Ltd., 22 and 23, Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London, E.C., have done well in introducing the "Masticus," here shown (fig. 12). As will be seen from the illustration, it consists of a light frame having six rows of sharp teeth, by which any kind of meat can be quickly macerated. This appliance is slipped upon the ordinary table fork, and will be found effectual in use and easily kept clean. It is made in best electro-plate and in solid silver, and is put up in a neat compact case for the pocket. In our “New Catalogue and Price List” column, we give particulars of Messrs. Cooper & Co.'s No. 9 list, just published, containing particulars of numerous lines in jewellery, watches, optical goods, and plate.

Source: The British Trade Journal - 1st January 1904


Anybody got one?

Trev.

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Re: Has Anyone Ever Seen One of These? - 2

Postby JayT » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:04 pm

No, but wish I had, as a curiosity. Wouldn't want to be sitting next to someone using this device (yuck factor).

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Re: Has Anyone Ever Seen One of These? - 2

Postby JLDoggett » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:27 pm

I bet it works really well as a portable cheese grater.

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Re: Has Anyone Ever Seen One of These? - 2

Postby AG2012 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:15 am

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Re: Has Anyone Ever Seen One of These? - 2

Postby dognose » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:31 am

Excellent! Well found AG2012!

I've just got to have one of those!

Trev.


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