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A Salt Cellar is a small vessel that holds salt for use at the table.
They can be made of various materials including crystal, glass or silver, and can be ornate or simple.
They may have a lid, of the same or different material, which may be hinged or unattached.
Some come with a small salt spoon with which to serve yourself the salt.
You often need several for a large table, so that guests will have them within easy reaching and passing distances.
You can get larger ones for kitchen use. You don't have spoons usually, you grab pinches of salt with your fingers to toss in pots of boiling water, etc.
The classic silver round or oblong salt cellar with legs started appearing in the 1700s.
Salt cellars for table use were displaced by salt shakers when reliably free-flowing salt became available.
In 2003, a 16th century gold salt cellar made by Benvenuto Cellini was stolen from Vienna's Art History Museum. It had an estimated worth of $60m US (£33.9m) at the time. It was recovered in January 2006.
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- AGA Stoves
- Alambic Stills
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- Biscuit Brake
- Branding Iron
- Bread BinsA Bread Bin is a box to store fresh bread in. There is no perfect way of storing fresh bread (as opposed to freezing it.) If you leave it out unwrapped, it will turn into a giant crispy crouton, or the mice will nibble it; If you put it in the fridge, it dries out and gets that fridge taste; If you put it in a plastic bag, it gets that plastic taste, goes soggy and then goes mouldy; If you put it in a paper bag, it dries out; Bread has a short life span -- that's its nature.
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- Flour Duster
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- French Butter Crock
- Ice Pick
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- Oxo Good GripsOxo Good Grips are a line of kitchenware that is worthy of mention because it rethought how kitchen tools had been made for generations, and retooled them with an eye to easier use by everyone, including an aging population. The goals of design in the items are to better distribute and make use of force that people's hands generate, to allow better and more comfortable grips, to make markings and print (on items such as measuring cups) larger and easier to read for everybody, The makers have rethought many of the kitchen tools that have always just been made in a given way -- for instance, th
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- Egremont Crab Fair (Today)A fair held in the town of Egremont, West Cumbria, England to celebrate the Crab Apple harvest. Held the 3rd Saturday of each September.
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-- Gerald Lieberman (American journalist. 1923 - August 1986)