posted on September 21, 2012 14:26
Everyday life in the 18th and 19th century included the use of many utensils and implements which are now obsolete. Common objects that were necessities of life, particularly in the kitchen, are today almost completely unknown to all but the most serious historian.
Here is what appears in the September 2012 Maine Antique Digest.
Had you lived in that era, you may have regularly performed such tasks as filling your trencher from the firkin, winding the jack, or rolling a jagging wheel. You might have used the piggin to fill your noggin, or even your swigler.
As amusing as these terms seem today, they were no joke to our forefathers. So as you go about your daily routine, just be glad that you don’t have to adjust the trammel so you can clean the keeler.
Gary Sullivan has created this crossword puzzle of obsolete kitchen related implements (with some related words thrown in). Test your knowledge of these obscure historical objects. Good luck. You’ll need it!! The winner receives absolutely nothing…except the admiration of fellow historians, or perhaps a noggin of grog.
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