Sausage maker (mincer) manufactured by L. F & C., New Britain, Conn. U.S.A., circa 1990. It was brought to Australia by Vincenzo Candela and his wife Emanuela Nigro when they migrated in 1920. The Candelas made much of their own food including homemade pasta, tomato sauce, wine, sausages and they roasted their own coffee. Items that could not be purchased in Australia were often ordered by mail from the Italian manufacturer. This was a practice common in both Italy and Australia. Vincenzo also received catalogues from Italy after his migration to Australia.

Physical Description

Metal hand mincer consisting of a long metal body with an opening at one end, inside which is a circular spiral blade, and a screw clamp attachment at the other end. On one side of the mincer is a long curved metal handle held in place by a metal nut, with a wooden bulb shaped knob at one end. On the other side is a metal circular webbed blade held in place by a metal nut and bolt. The metal surfaces have the remains of a shiny metallic coating.

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