Tomato Paste Maker, manufactured by Husqvana in Sweden, it was either brought to Australia by Vincenzo Candela and his wife Emanuela Nigro in 1920 or purchased here by them. 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 tomato paste maker consisting of mincing unit which is operated by a long curved metal handle with a tapered wooden knob. The unit has a metal circular blade which is held in place with several wing nuts, and a large curved lip. At the base is a `G' clamp so that the unit can be secured to a bench. At the top is a container to hold the tomatoes before they are pulped, which has been extended by the addition of a metal coffee tin. The whole unit has been painted red.

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