Vintage

The White Frost Refrigerator: unique 100-year-old icebox

white frost refrigerator

Most iceboxes looked like plain wooden cabinets in the early 1900s. Without electric refrigeration, they were fitted inside with a space for  ice, which had to be topped up regularly to keep food cool and fresh. Keeping the butter hard, the milk and cream sweet, and the meat from spoiling, is a part of the […]

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Pie birds: how old are these collectibles?

pie bird funnel

How many pies today are baked with a little ceramic chimney inside that supports the crust and channels away steam so that hot fillings don’t burst out in places where they shouldn’t? Also called a pie funnel, vent, or whistle, they don’t actually have to be birds, though using a little pottery bird with dark […]

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