Item/Description: Antique ca 1900 Universal No. 3 food chopper/food grinder/food processor manufactured by L.F. & C. New Britain, Connecticut. Mounts to counter or tabletop.
***Despite still being functional, even if one had no interest in actually using this chopper, it remains marvelously decoratively displayable as a perfectly charming enhancement as an authentic, period antique kitchen appliance for antique and/or “shabby chic” kitchen decor
Excerpted Research Information:
Age/Period: Antique - ca 1900 (early 1900s)
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin:
*Processor is marked on one side “L.F. & C. New Britain, Conn. U.S.A. No. 3 Universal Food Chopper”, and on other side “Pat. Oct. 12, 1897; Apr. 18, 1899; Re. Sept. 5 1899"
*Arm reads, on one side, “Great Britain 2432897, Brevete SC. DC. 1897. D.R.P. No.104762 Belgium 139446". Other side of arm contains the wording “Pat. May. 15,1900. Canada Pat. Oct. 12, 1897.”
Material(s)/Format: Cast iron metal body and arm with wooden handle.
Size/Measurements: Main body of chopper stands 11 ½”H. Handle is 10 ½”L
Quantity: One (1)
Condition: Condition is good, particularly in light of its antique age status and originally intended usage. There is a minimal, not-unusual modicum of rusting to various portions of the appliance. Arm and internal blades still turn, albeit a bit noisily. In addition to still being functional, chopper remains marvelously decoratively displayable, with no condition issues which in any way detract from any of its charm as an authentic, period antique kitchen appliance for one’s antique and/or “shabby chic” kitchen decor.