NOVEL PIE CRIMPER — AN ORIGINAL U.S. PATENT MODEL
Stock Number: 10372
For sale, an original 19th century patent model submitted as part of a successful application for a U.S. patent. This novel "neater and more effective" pie crimper, which dates from the period of the American Civil War, is accompanied by copies of the patent drawings, specifications and claims.
7 inches (18 cm) long
Country of manufacture
NOVEL PIE CRIMPER — AN ORIGINAL U.S. PATENT MODEL, American, 1863, signed in ink by the inventor “Herbert Marshall, Dracut, Mass.” Well crafted of three woods, this 7″ (18 cm) long full size model has a fine turned handle which swivels, curved brace block to follow the curvature of a pie plate, and the cut wheel with repeating patterns of lines and circles to impress a professional looking design on the dough all around the circumference of the unbaked pie crust top. Condition is very fine, complete with well-framed reproductions of the patent drawings, specifications, and claims.
Mr. Marshall was awarded U.S. patent 37,761 on 24 February 1863 for his novel “Improved Pie-Stamp” with its swivel handle and “lever-guide” by which “the edges of the crusts of pies…can be easily and rapidly pressed together and stamped with a handsome border or figure,…in a neater and more effective manner than it can be done by hand or the ordinary methods.”
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David and Yola Coffeen both have enjoyed academic careers, as planetary astronomer and as linguist/educator. But since 1982 (yes, 1982!) they have been full-time dealers in early scientific and medical instruments, under the name Tesseract. Selling primarily by catalogue (over 100 issued so far) they also have a web presence at www.etesseract.com, and can be contacted at [email protected].