Implements (object genre)
These examples (from left to right): a plate scraper, two pot chains or pot scrubbers, and a pot scraper. The plate scraper consisted of a wooden handle and a hard rubber disk attached to the handle with a piece of tin. The scraper was used to remove leftover food from plates. Pot scrubbers like these, available with or without a handle, were made of flexible chain mail and used to scrape cooked on food from the contours of pots and kettles. Pot scrapers like this one were made of metal. When the user squeezed the handle, the metal piece was bent and could then conform to the contours of the pot being scraped.
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