In books we read caster (strÃ¸bÃ¸sse in danish) used for sugar, salt or spices. And then . (period) Nothing more - but what where they used for? I know that we decide what to use, but, today salt=one large hole Pepper=several small holes. Pepper has to be spread.
Small collection. Difficult to generalize. But we have from left to right.
England 1847, Copenhagen 1827, Copenhagen 1819 and Randers 1813.
Look at the holes - smallest is UK+1819, a bit larger 1827 and then very large holes in 1813.
This one must have had a different use than the others. Two rows of very large holes and a group of large holes. This must mean that a lot of the contents has to be released.
These two 1827 and 1819 - difference in size one 10cm and one 12 cm - but contenth in the large one must be double the other. Does the amount have anything to say? It could be a co-insident or it might be that the contenth for the large one was less expensive. A guess could be that it is for sand - used when writing with a pen. That could correspond with that holes are smarler in the big one.
All of this could be just speculation. On the other hand - they where skilled and they naturally designed thing for their use.
What du you think ? can we elaborate of different use of different pieces.
Please add some of your casters to this debate.